[DRBD-user] URGENT Request for DRBD Developers

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Mon Jun 2 18:48:25 CEST 2008

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

I've been quietly watching this thread - don't use 8.0 and don't plan 
to, however, I just wanted to say that this is exactly why I use CentOS 
and support the community.

Johnny - Thanks for your dedication and all of the time you put into 
maintaining CentOS. It is much appreciated.

*Joe Koenig*

*Creative Anvil, Inc.*

*Phone: *314.692.0338

1346 Baur Blvd.

Olivette, MO 63132

joe at creativeanvil.com


Johnny Hughes wrote:
> Art Age Software wrote:
>> Johnny,
>> I'm curious. How much work would it be to continue supporting the 8.0
>> branch in Extras? It looks like you created a new name for 8.2
>> (drbd82), so that allows users to mask out one version or the other to
>> prevent update conflicts, right?
>> Several people on the list have chimed in with how trivial it is to
>> build from the rpms. If that is true, and there is no issue with
>> conflicts (several earlier 8.0 releases remain in Extras now), then
>> why not continue to support both?
>> I'm not trying to be antagonistic here. I'm genuinely curious if this
>> would add tons of work for you to keep both branches built and
>> up-to-date. Or is this purely a philosophical issue? (BTW, I am
>> actively considering making the move to 8.2. But I don't know whether
>> it will be possible.)
> OK ... I have decided that I WILL maintain the 8.0.x branch in 
> centos-5 extras ... HOWEVER, I still recommend using the 8.2.x branch, 
> and it will still be set to obsolete the 8.0.x branch.
> If people would RATHER use the 8.0.x branch, what they will need to do 
> is add the following lines to their yum.conf (or CentOS-Base.repo file 
> in /etc/yum.repos.d/ ... in that file, to the extras and centosplus 
> repos):
> exclude=drbd82*
> If people take this step, then yum will work fine with drbd and ignore 
> drbd82.  If you do not do that, then drbd82 will obsolete/replace drbd 
> normally.
> I do this even though I don't think it is the best idea and by doing 
> so I commit myself to MORE work for the next seven years than 
> maintaining just one branch of DRBD for centos-5.  Hopefully the 
> people who will use the 8.0.x branch are appreciative.
> Thanks,
> Johnny Hughes
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