[CentOS] CentOS-3, is this what I need?

Tue Apr 13 14:41:47 UTC 2010
Tru Huynh <tru at centos.org>

On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 10:16:22AM -0400, Kwan Lowe wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 8:12 AM, Prashant Saxena <animator333 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > The solution is to
> > use as much as old libc as you can to compile the bootloader. It seems
> > CentOS-3 is based on glibc 2.3, which is pretty old and if I compile
> > and do other stuff of on CentOS-3, it'll do the job and hopefully covers
> > almost all the end user base that I am expecting will use the app. It
> > may possible that
> > I might face some issues with my requirements
> > mentioned below but I have no practical idea about them.
> CentOS 3 is ancient and I don't even think is supported by the
> upstream vendor any longer. If you absolutely need that old version of
> glibc then using CentOS 4.x (updated) will still give you glibc-2.3.4.

Frequently Asked Questions about CentOS in general
19. What is the support ''end of life'' for each CentOS release?

For a few more month, CentOS-3 is still supported ;)

> >
> > As I
> > mentioned before that I am new to linux and I always prefer to use
> > VirtualBox, when ever I try any new distribution.
> >
> > In short these
> > are my requirements and I would like to know whether CentOS-3 is the
> > right choice for me or not?
> >
> > 1. Use VirtualBox. XP Host &
> > CentOS-3 guest.
XP is EOL very soon too.
> > 2. python 2.6.4
not on CentOS-3 (python 2.2) CentOS-4 (python 2.3) or CentOS-5 (python 2.4)
you can browse the centos mirrors for each version if you 
want ot know what is included in each version.

See also http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories

Tru Huynh (mirrors, CentOS-3 i386/x86_64 Package Maintenance)
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