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Re: [Fedora-xen] libvirt-0.4.6 for Fedora 8 ?



On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 04:37:41PM +0100, Maxim Doucet wrote:
> Daniel Veillard a écrit :
> >On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 02:41:40PM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> >  
> >>On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 10:27:58AM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
> >>    
> >>I think it is a bad idea to push major new versions of anything to  a
> >>distro that is about to go end of life. We've only just released these
> >>new libvirt, virt-manager & virtinst packages. We *will* cause regressions
> >>in functionality in F8, and with it about to go end of life, we'll be 
> >>unable to push further updates to fix the regressions.
> >>
> >>If someone really badly wants new libvirt/virt-manager for F8, then they
> >>can easily just take the new RPMs from F9/10 and do a rpmbuild --rebuild
> >>on the src. This avoids causing regressions for anyone else on F8 who
> >>don't care.
> >>    
> >
> >  The other solution is to build the package in Testing and not push it
> >to Stable, like I did for libvirt, I think this minimize the risks while
> >avoiding the multiple builds (and hence risk of massive divergence of
> >the versions).
> 
> Fedora 8 is for now the latest Fedora distribution with a Xen dom0 :
> * Fedora 9 doesn't have a dom0 according to 
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/XenPvops#Release_Notes
> * the next Fedora with a Xen dom0 will be Fedora 10, according to 
> http://docs.fedoraproject.org/release-notes/f9/en_US/sn-Virtualization.html 
> (20.1 Kernel Integration Improvements : "Xen Dom0 support will be added 
> back in Fedora 10")

If you want a long term usable Xen host then for now CentOS or RHEL
are the best options. Fedora will not get Xen host supoport again
until its merged upstream, which is 2.6.28 best case, possibly longer.

> >  The other solution is to build the package in Testing and not push it
> >to Stable, like I did for libvirt, I think this minimize the risks while
> >avoiding the multiple builds (and hence risk of massive divergence of
> >the versions).
> Does the fact of pushing Fedora 8 packages into Testing instead of Stable 
> allows future updates of theses packages to be available to Fedora 8 users 
> even after its end of life ?

No, once its end of life it is removed from the update system.

Daniel
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