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Re: SV: SV: older releases



Bill Davidsen wrote:

> Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> Bill Davidsen wrote:
>>> The long term solution is to install a recent Fedora and run FC4 in a
>>> virtual machine.
>> 
>> CentOS 4 would be a better choice (still gets security updates and is in
>> the version range the OP mentioned (it's based on FC3 with some FC4
>> stuff)).
>> 
> That's true for a dedicated machine, an a good suggestion.
> 
> However, on a general use machine I want the newer stuff. ;-) I was more
> thinking the "best of both worlds" with a VM.

There's nothing which would prevent using CentOS 4 in the VM. There's no 
requirement that a VM on a Fedora host contains a Fedora guest. (And CentOS 
is closely related anyway.) I don't see why you'd use FC4 in the VM rather 
than CentOS 4 unless you really need those packages which are newer in FC4 
or FC4 updates than in the current CentOS 4 updates (and repos like kde-
redhat don't provide the updates you need).

        Kevin Kofler



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