[CentOS] status of Centos 5.1?

James A. Peltier jpeltier at cs.sfu.ca
Thu Nov 8 17:38:11 UTC 2007

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> I am not sure what you mean by CentOS-5 IA64 port being 5.1 ??? All Arch 
> releases follow the same update / rebuild cycle.

This was more a question of whether the CentOS 5.0 build would just be 
skipped in place of a 5.1 build since there has not yet been a CentOS 
5.0 build for IA64 released yet.  So with that said "All Arch releases 
follow the same update / rebuild cycle" isn't really all that accurate. :)

> Anyway, once we get the release out - the updates on IA64 will track 
> i386/x86_64 very closely ( prolly in sync ). This does depend on 
> hardware availability. At the moment we have 2 cores churning out the 
> _entire_ IA64 stuff. And we dont really have failover capability. So if 
> someone has IA64 h/w around that they want to donate, it would be much 
> welcome.

Trust me, if my SGI Altix machines weren't being used right now to do 
real work I would happily allow you to build on them.  I'm sure that 96 
processors and 96GB of memory could be of some use.  If there is a way 
that they could be I would be happy to schedule my own time on them to 
help out.

> err ? There will be a 5.1 IA64 release within 2 to 3 weeks of 
> i686/x86_64 going out to the mirrors. We have IA64 availability within 
> the buildsystem and tracking buildqueues.
> I am saying 2 to 3 weeks, just so we get the bandwidth to test this 
> thing a bit.

No problems, and if I can help out in any way please don't hesitate to 
contact me off list.

James A. Peltier
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