[CentOS] Release 6?

Thu Apr 1 18:54:13 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 4/1/2010 1:35 PM, Robert Heller wrote:
>>>> I thought 4 was too buggy compared to 3 and held off
>>>> upgrading most machines until 5 was out.  In retrospect that
>>>> still seems like it was a good move even if most of the
>>>> problems in 4 were eventually fixed in updates.  But with
>>>> many years elapsing between releases, skipping a version like
>>>> that may not be possible again.
>>>> --
>>>>      Les Mikesell
>>> Les,
>>> what was buggy for you?
>>> internet facing or just internal servers?
>>> centos and the centos team have been rock solid for us in dealing with
>>> CentOS 4 on our servers.
>> I can't remember the exact details.  Some of it had to do with mod_perl
>> and the assortment of other perl modules needed for RT, Twiki, and some
> *I* ended up using the standalone HTTP server for RT and populated the
> missing perl mods from rpmforge.

I did have it all working for a while on some machines but it seemed 
like something would break every time I updated anything.

>> other applications. And maybe the mysql version was wrong for something
> CentOSPlus is needed for a *proper* version of mysql AND PHP for Joomla!
> and WordPress.
>> I wanted to run.  A lot of the things weren't technically broken, just
>> not particularly good version choices for their time.  I may have had
>> some driver problems with a Dell raid controller or firewire too, but I
> CentOSPlus has the firewire drivers...

I used that too, but eventually replaced my external firewire drives 
with hot-swap SATA bays.  But overall, I could not see anything at all 
that was better in 4.x than 5.x, so I migrated as much as I could 
directly from 3 to 5 and replaced the few 4.x's that I had installed as 
quickly as possible - and it still seems like the right thing to have 
done.  I still have a few 3.x's lingering on, mostly because they never 
break and they have some odd application setups that I'm hoping won't be 
needed much longer so I won't have to re-create them.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com