[Haifux] Kernel for Fedora: Repository or vanilla?
eli at billauer.co.il
Mon Sep 20 02:18:48 MSD 2010
Thanks for your lengthy answer. Unfortunately, I didn't manage to find
what I was looking for.
What I tried to figure out was whether there's something stupid about
just downloading the lastest kernel regardless of rpm packages, compile
and install it. Like in the good old times when I knew what happened on
Fedora's life cycle might be short, other distros may be longer, but I
prefer not being updated all the time. I like to know, that if something
worked a year ago, it will work when I try it today, and not try to keep
up with features I used being removed and bugs being added. If there
wasn't for security issues (and bugs made while "improving" the existing
software), no updates at all, for all I care.
The truth is, that I'm quite fine with FC12 phasing out soon. Would it
be naive to assume that they would update packages even after EOL, if it
comes to security threats? So that I will end up with a static, and yet
fairly secure system at EOL + X months? Or are they abandoning the
distro completely, even if they know about security issues?
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