[CentOS] Centos 6.3 - which repos to use?
nmilas at noa.gr
Fri Jan 25 22:05:17 UTC 2013
On 25/1/2013 11:28 μμ, Leon Fauster wrote:
> not the CentOS(-Team) but the user it self is risking this …
True. CentOS/RHEL are using the least-risk policy by rarely updating
packages, except for serious bug/security fixes and that helps provide
peace of mind from the base OS.
Yet, I have come to believe that Systems Administration is not trivial
in terms of decision-making; in fact, one could say that it may be a
highly philosophical (!) job.
You must balance availability of features, stability, manageability,
security, package dependencies, application/service deployment and
maintenance and more.
Experience, knowledge and a thoughtful attitude will hopefully help find
a "golden section" between all these through time on a per case-basis.
No systems are identical. The sysadmins have to *study* their
environment and needs and then design the proper solution on each case.
As a simple example, if there is a requirement to run OpenLDAP *as a
server* on a CentOS OS, the sysadmin MUST find *how* to run the latest
version (which is the only "approved" one for OpenLDAP server
deployments by the OpenLDAP project). Deploying OpenLDAP using the
packages available by either CentOS 5 or 6 repos is unacceptable.
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