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

Rubin rubin at xs4all.nl
Fri Oct 31 08:25:43 UTC 2008


for what it's worth, I'm running CentOS 5 with the planet-core,
planet-ccrma and novell-mono repos which exist for centos/rhel5 these
days. The planet-core repo contains the with realtime patches
and other goodness for audio/video stuffs. I've been using this setup
for about 6 months now and i'm very happy with the stability + speed
this offers.



Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> 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.

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