[CentOS] Tired of Fedora, shopping for a new OS. Upgrade from F8 ? CentOS kernel versions ?

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Fri Oct 31 02:40:58 UTC 2008

On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 7:37 PM, Phil Schaffner <P.R.Schaffner at ieee.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-10-30 at 22:33 +0000, Karanbir Singh wrote:
>> Linuxguy123 wrote:
>> > b) One of the things I really need are up to date (bleeding edge)
>> > kernels.  For example, F8 has 2.6.26 kernels, whereas CentOS appears to
>> > be running 2.6.18 kernels.  I do know how to build my own kernels, but
>> > that is a pain.
>> >
>> > Does someone keep a separate repository that has more modern kernels ?
>> > Can yum be configured to use only specific packages (ie kernels) from a
>> > specific repository ?
>> Why not step up and offer to maintain a bleeding edge kernel in the
>> centos-plus repos ?
> IMHO should be a separate repo, or at least a naming scheme that would
> let people still use the "traditional" centos-plus kernels (derived from
> the same kernel versions with additional components being turned on)
> would be required.  Otherwise there would be too much risk of people
> unintentionally updating to bleeding-edge kernels.

I think it would need to be a seperate repo for other reasons... I
believe lots of userspace/kernelspace changed in the 2.6.22 time frame
so a lot of sub-packages need to handle to.

Stephen J Smoogen. -- BSD/GNU/Linux
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