[CentOS] Update

Michael A. Peters mpeters at mac.com
Sun Apr 5 17:43:21 UTC 2009

JohnS wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-04-05 at 11:34 -0500, Lanny Marcus wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 6:59 AM, Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 7:40 AM, jarmo <oh1mrr at nic.fi> wrote:
>>>> I found reason, why update wont go. I have installed much newer
>>>> glibc, than what comes with 5.3. I needed that, because of couple
>>>> radioamateur progs.
>>>> Now have to think, how do I downgrade glibc. If I try remove, there's
>>>> over 600 pagages, which have to remove and that's not good.
>>> I'm rather surprised that your system is even 'mostly' funcitonal
>>> after having updated glibc. It's a core package that nearly everything
>>> in the distro requires, and is built against. I'm curious as to why
>>> you forced in a glibc update instead of rebuilding radioamateur  to
>>> suit the existing glibc?
>> Jarmo: If you need the "latest and greatest" stuff, to run the ham
>> radio software, this may not be the best distro for you. This is an
>> Enterprise distro, which rarely,  if ever, has the "latest and
>> greatest". If you break it, you get to keep the pieces. Read  the
>> information on the CentOS Wiki, about why not to do what you did and
>> how to configure the priorities plugin.   73,  Lanny
> ----
> My Two CentOS!
> It is the latest and greatest for Ham Radio. 
> http://hamlib.sourceforge.net/
> Or you can get it from Karans Repo "karan.org"
> The average ham want have a clue how to use it on CentOS. I've often
> thought about a Wiki Article on it. I'm just waiting on Yaesu FT 9000DX
> support.
> Hamlib is just that a "Libary" other apps interface with the lib to be
> able to use it. If the OP wants a turn key system he look the Debian
> Way. It provide everything from logging to radio control.

Yes - as long as it builds on CentOS then CentOS is a good platform if 
you want stability. Newer distro's like Fedora etc. often have other 
instability issues because they are bleeding edge in too many areas.

But if you have a specific need, what you need builds on CentOS, then 
using a stable OS as your base certainly shouldn't be discouraged.

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