[CentOS] HW update. Fedora 30 to Centos?

Sat Oct 26 16:10:18 UTC 2019
Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>

On Sat, 26 Oct 2019 at 10:14, Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 03:53:49PM +0100, Dave Pawson wrote:
> > Not all that bothered about being 'up to the minute', and after
> > 20+ Fedora installs it does get to be a drag...
> You should be just fine with CentOS for most cases. Check out the new Fedora
> Toolbox command ('toolbox') — this makes it super-easy to launch and
> maintain "pet" containers using podman, and you could use this to provide a
> Fedora working environment for when you need newer stuff. (Or conversely
> people running a Fedora OS can do the opposite with a CentOS container.)
> One thing I'm curious about, though -- you mention installs getting to be a
> drag. Have you tried the update process in the last few releases? It's
> basically like applying a big set of updates, with no reinstall required.

It is good to do re-installs regularly to avoid problems like whatever
file-system in Fedora N does not work with containers (or some other
new feature).. but the Fedora N+1 filesystem does. You can only get
that availability by reinstalling or creating a new file-system which
you put stuff into... so in many ways a fresh install is usually good
to do every 4-6 releases so that you aren't debugging 'why doesn't
this new utility work'

Stephen J Smoogen.