beta/rawhide upgrade paths (was: New Kernel - athlon - Mozilla)

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at
Tue Sep 9 18:24:34 UTC 2003

On Sep  9, 2003, "Mike A. Harris" <mharris at> wrote:

> On Mon, 8 Sep 2003, Jeremy Katz wrote:

>> The exact same caveats apply for the RHN channel that have always
>> existed for rawhide -- the main difference is that the barrier to entry
>> is lower.  

> Rawhide is raw, expect it to break is the motto.  Don't use/test 
> it if you can't handle some amount of breakage like this is my 
> advice.

The problem is that the RHN Severn updates channel, that people like
myself may have found out about by just browsing the RHN web site,
doesn't explain that it's rawhide under a different name.  People
surely still expect it to be beta software, but possibly not quite as
raw as rawhide.  Besides, with rawhide, you get to install stuff
yourself.  With RHN, it tells you what's new, and this versioning
change prevents it from doing so.

Alexandre Oliva, GCC Team, Red Hat

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