CentOS vs stability: req a Fedora / RHEL perspective

Matej Cepl mcepl at redhat.com
Sat May 26 09:11:51 UTC 2007

On 2007-05-25, 16:45 GMT, Tony Nelson wrote:
>>>>That is you can't get the security-only parts of 4.5 or 
>>>>beyond without taking the bugfixes, but you do have the 
>>>>choice to update only certain programs.
> Your answer is not clear.  Possibly you didn't understand the question?
> Note that CentOS also provides up2date access.

RHN is *much more* than just up2date -- that's just a final stage 
of delivering bits over the wire. The biggest value of RHN (and 
one of reasons why people shell out big bucks to get RHEL instead 
of using Fedora/CentOS/... ) is an ability to manage through 
web-interfaces many (think thousands) of computers at once, to 
decide which packages needs to be upgraded, which computers are 
in danger of security exploits, etc. Again, all on many many 
computers at once.

See https://www.redhat.com/rhn/ (BTW, 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat_Network totally misses the 
point when mushing RHN to one bag with yum and apt).


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