[CentOS] The delays on CentOS 5.6 are causing EPEL incompatibilities

aurfalien at gmail.com aurfalien at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 00:38:43 UTC 2011

On Mar 22, 2011, at 3:49 PM, Johnny Hughes wrote:

> On 03/20/2011 05:02 PM, aurfalien at gmail.com wrote:
>> On Mar 20, 2011, at 1:52 PM, William Warren wrote:
>>> On 3/20/2011 3:30 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
>>>> On 3/20/11 1:57 PM, Eero Volotinen wrote:
>>>>> .
>>>>>> I hope the situation may change now with Oracle in direct
>>>>>> competition with
>>>>>> RH
>>>>>> for RH and RH-based distros user base. BTW Oracle offers
>>>>>> installable
>>>>>> binaries for free.
>>>>> Yes, but patches (support) cost money, as you might know.  
>>>>> Anyway, it
>>>>> is better to pay for real
>>>>> RH instead of oracle linux..
>>>> Or, maybe there was back in the days when they released source that
>>>> matched
>>>> their binaries...  Personally, I think everyone would be better off
>>>> today if
>>>> they had turned their back on anything RH-related the day they
>>>> stopped
>>>> permitting redistribution of their binaries among the community
>>>> that created
>>>> them and made them usable in the first place.  I was too lazy to
>>>> change and
>>>> Centos made it look reasonable to leave things approximately the
>>>> same.  But, now
>>>> that RH is putting the screws on anyone who doesn't pay up it is
>>>> probably time
>>>> for anyone who cares about free software to rethink things.
>>> exactly.  Nothing against Centos but I've deployed my last RH based
>>> box.  It'll be either Debian or Ubuntu from now on.
>> I don't get it, why so radical?
>> Why not go SL and maintain the same methodology?
> Not that it matters, but the last time I checked, SL had not released
> their 4.9 or 5.6 releases either.  I am not sure what you are trying  
> to
> accomplish here.

You missed my point to the poster.  While Centos is my defacto  
production OS, he mentioned switching to Ubuntu which is nothing like  

So I thought instead of going with such a diff paradigm, that using SL  
might be more similar in tool set then Ubuntu.

- aurf


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