[CentOS] Admins supporting both RHEL and CentOS

Wed Nov 29 07:26:12 UTC 2017
Sorin Srbu <Sorin.Srbu at orgfarm.uu.se>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: CentOS [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Joseph L.
> Casale
> Sent: den 28 november 2017 14:06
> To: 'centos at centos.org' <centos at centos.org>
> Subject: [CentOS] Admins supporting both RHEL and CentOS
> With a few exceptions, I see most admins treat CentOS as a single
> rolling release and rely on the ABI commitment assuming things
> just work between point releases. On the other hand I see the
> opposite with RHEL where admins constrain installations to the
> point release.
> What is the case with users on this list who support both?

I treat them as rolling releases.
Except for those I don't. :-)

Seriously, some of the RHEL-boxes we use, require a particular point release
as well as not allowing any updates to the OS. At all. 
Yeah, I know... 
If updated, the instrument software will break, like in an atomic mushroom
cloud, rendering critical hardware non-working and lab people standing
outside my office with torches, pitch-forks and all the shebang.
Yupp, unfortunately that's the current state of some lab equipment
manufacturers that use RHEL as a base...