[CentOS] Is there a difference between RHEL 6 and 5.6?

Wed Jan 19 22:58:19 UTC 2011
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 5:33 PM, Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com> wrote:
> On 01/19/2011 01:33 PM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> On 01/19/2011 11:46 AM, Kenneth Porter wrote:
>>> --On Wednesday, January 19, 2011 2:41 PM -0500 Kwan Lowe
>>> <kwan.lowe at gmail.com>   wrote:
>>>> Yes, they are very different. RHEL6 has a lot of new functionality.
>>>> RHEL 5.6 is the current version of RHEL5.
>>> Which has a little bit of new functionality, notably bind and php stuff.
>> Oh? Which bind? I want to implement DNSSEC for my domain...
> So I figured out the google search that got me to:
> http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5/html/5.6_Release_Notes/index.html
> This has BIND 9.7 that I need.  From other things in the notes it
> *looks* like it is based on F14.  At least in part.

More like Fedora 12, with some backports. RHEL, and thus the pending
CentOS release, is always at least one year behind the leading edge
Fedora at release time due to the long and extensive testing and
burn-in cycles necessary for a production environment.