[CentOS] kvm package difference - v36 via yum, v83 via DVD

RedShift redshift at pandora.be
Sun Oct 25 12:07:36 UTC 2009

Brian Schueler wrote:
> Hi!
> As far as I can see there is no kvm in the base repository but
> the older version 36 in CentOS-Extras. Version 83 that belongs
> to 5.4 is only found on the install DVD and CD-Set.
> So it's different when installing kvm later with yum which results
> in kvm-36 than choosing 'Virtualization' on DVD install that
> installs kvm-83. 
> It's also a difference between installing from network and DVD,
> even when the same Kickstart file is used when kvm is selected.
> What is the reason of the base-repo/media difference?

kvm was used to be served by CentOS extras, RHEL as of 5.4 now includes kvm as an alternative to xen.


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