[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: Feature or bug? (strange?) yum behaviour

seth vidal wrote:

I specifically complained about the version in FC6, but the reason it matters is that I have a large number of an equivalent version in Centos that I'll have to put up with for years.
Have you tried asking the CentOS guys to update their yum package?
The CentOS policy is to maintain strict and exact compatibility with their upstream "famous North American distribution" that won't let them mention their name. So it will update when you-know-who updates - which by policy isn't likely to be until the next major release.

Then you aren't being a good sysadmin and following the betas of the
server operating systems you run.

There are plenty of ways to get broken code. I don't think it is a bad thing to avoid one of them. And I'm never thrilled when anything adds interface changes that require knowing the differences between machines in the scripts that ssh commands to them - as for example when yum decided not to like --download-only and might or might not do --downloadonly depending on the circumstances. (I still have an assortment of CentoOS3.x boxes running too...).

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]