[CentOS] CentOS 5.4? anyone?

aurfalien at gmail.com aurfalien at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 21:21:55 UTC 2009

>>> On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 11:46 AM, Les Mikesell
>>> <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> It's not fun on the other side of this fence either.  Being kept in
>>>> the
>>>> dark makes you imagine all sorts of scary things.
>>> Oh give me a break. The CentOS developers have consistently  
>>> released a
>>> solid distribution. If I have to choose between an arbitrary release
>>> date and a rock solid distribution, guess which way I'm going to go.
>>> I really think the best way to approach this -- since it appears  
>>> to be
>>> an issue every time there is a point release -- is to figure eight
>>> weeks after the Red Hat release. Then you'll be pleasantly surprised
>>> when the release is out sooner than that.
>> Agreed with Ron.
>> I used RHEL5.4, broke a bunch of stuff so I switched back to Centos  
>> 5,3.
> Be specific, what "stuff" broke?

I'm not going to talk about my RHEL 5.4 bugs on a Centos mailing list  
when Centos 5.4 isn't even out.

But in general;

LSI/ Sun raid card admin software don't work so well in 5.4 on my Sun  

Bonding and when used with Xen 3.4.1 no work so well.

These were show stoppers for me.

> No, CentOS does not apply any patches that upstream doesn't apply.

Say RHEL releases a bug fix  just before you release, are you able to  
incorporate the bug fix immediately or do you wait the 6-8 weeks?

Assuming 8 week cycle;

For example, RHEL releases 2.6.18-164, then you get started on it.

On week 6, RHEL then releases 2.6.18-164.7.

At this time, you are about to release 2.6.18-164 in another 2 weeks;

1 - Are you able to incorporate the fixes in 2 weeks?


2 - Are you able to push out your rel date until incorporating to  
avoid "here we go again"?


3 - Have you ever done this?

This is not meant to be a flame, I enjoy and am very grateful for  
Centos however was always curious about this.

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