[CentOS] Issues with CentOS in enterprise

Mon Dec 13 14:37:09 UTC 2010
Ross Walker <rswwalker at gmail.com>

On Dec 13, 2010, at 5:02 AM, lhecking at users.sourceforge.net wrote:

>> They are OK with the roll-your-own style of Gentoo?
>> Especially with it's cutting edge versions, bugs, security holes and the only way to overcome them is to upgrade to an even newer version that may break compatibility, introduce new bugs, zero-day vulnerabilities, the list goes on and on.
> So, you are saying that other OSes, even other Linux distributions, have no
> bugs, security holes, compatibility issues and zero-days? Looks like we don't
> need M$ to spread FUD about Linux, we're well capable of doing it ourselves ;)

You got me all wrong here, I'm merely trying to say that Gentoo doesn't backport bug fixes and security updates to the current versions and therefore to fix these one has to upgrade to newer versions which may break compatibility with the existing environment.

>> Gentoo is a great distro for learning Linux, in a computer lab, or for a home hobbyist, but not quite enterprise stable.
> There are in fact people who run Gentoo in the Enterprise, and it's up to the
> sysadmin to decide which upgrade policies to implement. While this would not
> necessarily be my personal choice, it's perfectly legit. As is running Windows
> should the powers that be require it.

Agreed, if the risk is acceptable for the purpose then of course run the software you wish.