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Re: long term support release

Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de> wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-01-25 at 10:50 -0500, Jesse Keating wrote:


> > What earthly reason would you have to run some old code set, with not
> > even close to guaranteed updates, let alone timely ones, with little
> > man power behind it, and the opportunity to be ignored by most package
> > owners?

> Because that's still better and more effective than getting lost in the
> Fedora upgrade maelstrom

OK, that can be an issue.

>                          and getting lost in the bureaucracy Fedora
> suffers from

Examples? Suggestions to streamline?

>              and better than continuing to use a completely discontinued
> distro.

CentOS isn't "completely discontinued"...

> > And why aren't those reasons satisfied with RHEL/CentOS which doesn't
> > have these problems?

> For me, CentOS is an ultra conservative, stagnating distro not meeting
> my demands. It may-be suitable for those who want to set up a server and
> run it with minimal support for the next 4 years - To me it's non
> interesting.

So you want bleeding-edge packages, ultra-conservative distribution

Perhaps Debian unstable, with its rolling updates (and never, ever a new
version) is what you are looking for?
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