[CentOS] RHEL 7 Beta is now public

Thu Dec 12 23:46:58 UTC 2013
Leon Fauster <leonfauster at googlemail.com>

Am 12.12.2013 um 22:35 schrieb SilverTip257 <silvertip257 at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 8:49 AM, Leon Fauster <leonfauster at googlemail.com>wrote:
>> that is really an issue for us because we use EL for some small i586 hw (router etc.).
> Indeed.
> Now RHEL/CentOS won't be able to run on PC Engines ALIX hardware (with PAE
> enabled in CentOS 6 the kernel needed recompiled, but that's not too
> horrible).  I opted to run another distro, so I never went through all the
> work for ALIX hardware.

yep. the same hw here. i had tested openwall os some years ago. They have some correlation 
with rhel. Rebuilding rpms from EL should be straight forward but it will lead to more work :-)

> In a way it's a shame...
> At the same time I can see why RH is going x86_64 only ... much hardware in
> data centers is 64bit capable and running 64bit OSes.
> And they're also will be supporting three releases (5, 6, 7) for a period
> of time as well.
> It's probably a good time to consider other alternatives. :-/
> Fedora, Debian, Voyage, OpenWrt, Gentoo, etc, etc.


> Unless it's embedded hardware ... by the time EL6 isn't supported I'll be
> you'll have a beefier x86_64 machine as a firewall! :)

any suggestions?