[CentOS] Fedora Server - as an alternative ?

Thu Dec 20 15:21:43 UTC 2018
Chris Schanzle <schanzle at nist.gov>

On 12/20/18 10:07 AM, Patrick Bégou wrote:
> Le 20/12/2018 à 14:11, lejeczek via CentOS a écrit :
>> hi guys
>> I wonder if any Centosian here have done something different than only
>> contemplated using Fedora Server, actually worked on it in
>> test/production envs.
>> If here are some folks who have done it I want to ask if you deem it
>> to be a viable option to put it on at least portion of servers stack.
>> Anybody?
>> Many thanks, L.
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> Using fedora will lead you to reinstall servers frequently, for almost
> each new versions I think.
> Many years ago I was using opensuse as some of my servers were running
> SLES and migration between versions was  realy difficult without full
> reinstall every 1,5 to 2 years...
> Patrick

That's just...err, misinformation.  The Fedora team works very hard to enable upgrading (without a clean install) from one release to the next...often skipping releases is fine (e.g., 27 to 29).

That said, I only have a few Fedora boxes (used like servers -- that is, not on people's desks) for my users that need more bleeding edge software stacks and additional packages than CentOS + EPEL can provide.  Due to the heavy flow of packages updates and kernel updates, it takes a special kind of user to cope with updates, reboots, and occasional breakage.