On 28 November 2017 at 16:06, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote: > On 11/28/2017 08:20 AM, James Hogarth wrote: >> On 28 November 2017 at 13:48, Mark Haney <mark.haney at neonova.net> wrote: >>> On 11/28/2017 08:06 AM, Joseph L. Casale wrote: >>>> >>>> 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 can't really speak for anyone else, but for me, a lot depends on the use >>> of the systems. I typically treat RHEL and CentOS the same way as far as >>> updating to the latest point release. It's never bit me in the past that I >>> am aware of. >>> >>> The only exception to that is with the SGI Altix 4300/4400s I used to >>> manage. We migrated from SLES to RHEL and in those cases, barring a serious >>> enough bug, those boxes were left alone until time came to refresh them, >>> such as the move from RHEL5 to RHEL6. >>> >>> >> >> >> Note that RHEL is a special case as there's some situations companies >> will pay out for the Extended Update Support (EUS) in order to stay >> on a particular milestone for longer. >> >> In addition there is the slight bonus of access to beta of the next >> milestone or major release which may affect your workflow if you have >> a suitable test environment, and of course you'll get the milestone >> quicker on release so that needs to be paid attention to for testing. >> >> Outside of this area the two can be, and should be, treated >> identically in terms of update policies. >> >> >> >>  https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata > > And also note that Red Hat does not publicly release the SRPMs for their > EUS packages. The CentOS Project therefore can not build those, so > there is NO EUS in CentOS Linux. The only way to get Security updates > in CentOS Linux is to be on the current (latest) point release. > > Also, since all updates are built against the current (latest) release > as they are released, there is no way to get only security updates in > CentOS Linux. You could TRY to only install security updates on your > own .. however, since there are rebases during point releases, things > that are built against the newer openssl will not work with older ssl's > OR things build against the newer gnome will not work with older > gnome's, etc. > > The only tested way to run CentOS Linux is with all the updates > installed together. > > > Even Red Hat technically on RHEL doesn't "support" only installing updates marked security as they always have an assumption all previous errata are applied.