[CentOS] Upgrade path from CentOS 7 to future versions

Tue May 10 19:22:35 UTC 2016
Hakan Peker <holypeker at manlymail.net>

On 05/10/2016 06:44 PM, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> "Other systems" you mention I bet are Debian and its clones (Ubuntu being
> one of them). These systems have different update philosophy than that of
> RedHat Enterprise Linux (and hence what CentOS is, which is derived from
> RHEL). Namely, these "other systems" do constant micro-upgrades of
> components installed on the system to latest release, whenever new release
> of given piece of software happens. To the contrary, RHEL mostly backports
> important security fixes to a version that was included in original system
> release (but occasionally does make upgrades). Hence the differences:
> 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. This apparent advantage comes with a disadvantage, namely: every
> update has a potential to break something on your machine, as new release
> may have different internals, then you will need to work on migration to
> them, and this can come as a surprise with any of routine updates.

This is so flat out wrong that I don't know where to begin, and this is 
not the place to give a lecture about Debian stable or Ubuntu LTS 
release process anyway.

Not knowing something is perfectly normal and it is nothing to be 
ashamed of, spreading misinformation about a topic you have no knowledge 
of and doing it in a public list *and* when nobody asked you about it, 
on the other hand...