[CentOS] Upgrade path from CentOS 7 to future versions
phil at philfixit.info
Tue May 10 22:15:40 UTC 2016
On 11/05/2016 8:12 AM, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> On Tue, May 10, 2016 3:57 pm, Liam O'Toole wrote:
>> On 2016-05-10, Valeri Galtsev
>> <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu> wrote:
>>> 1. Debian (and clones): you keep the components of the system pretty
>>> much on the level of latest release of each of components. Therefore
>>> "upgrade" to new release of the system is pretty close to just a
>>> regular routine update.
>> You are describing Debian sid/unstable, which is contunuously updated,
>> and where there are no releases in the usual sense of the word. Debian
>> stable releases are a different matter, and correspond very closely to
>> major releases of RHEL/CentOS. There is always an upgrade path between
>> consecutive releases of Debian stable.
> Yes, LTS, thanks Liam. Only LTS has life cycle of mere 2 years, whereas
> RHEL (hence CentOS) is what, 10 years? I was pretty sure Debian does not
> backport patches (of Linuxes no one except RH, as far as I know). How do
> they do it with LTS?
This would be a good question for the ubuntu users list . . .
Ubuntu user technical support,
not for general discussions <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
Do they just freeze major version, no matter what (it
> is only 2 years the need)?
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