[CoLoCo] Gutsy vs RHFC

W S ws3reg at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 21:14:24 BST 2008

RedHat backports fixes to whatever version is in their distribution.
Of course, to see what they're backporting, you'd have to look at the
source RPM.

Of course, does RedHat keep an online versioning system for changes to
their RPMs?
I don't know.

On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 9:37 PM, Collins Richey <crichey at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 10:25 PM, NICK VERBECK <nerdynick at gmail.com> wrote:
>> As I found out Friday the current Red Hat Enterprise PHP 5
>> package is 5.1.6. Which is 2 yrs old and full of security holes. Where
>> Ubuntu packs 5.2.6 which is new as of May and is the last stable
>> release from PHP/Zend.
> Just an FYI. You can't rely on version numbers with RHEL (or CentOS if
> you prefer the freebie version). Red Hat establish a base release,
> then continue to patch that version with bug and security fixes. The
> RH 5.1.6 may be newer than you think. Not that it will ever be as up
> to date as a new Ubuntu release.
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