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Cons and pros of using CentOS plus kernel?

Discussion in 'System Administration' started by rdan, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. rdan

    rdan Premium Member Premium Member

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    Do you recommend doing this?

     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    well the CentOS Plus kernel is for providing test patches or features which the standard kernel doesn't have see
    Unless you need specific packages, probably best to stick with the standard CentOS kernel as I am not really testing Centmin Mod specifically for CentOS Plus kernels.

    If you do this, might want to follow the guide to set the priorities to 2 for the CentOS plus repository as Centmin Mod follows the yum priorities method of protecting base repositories.

    In fact it's already set by Centmin Mod :D

    /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo

    Code:
    # CentOS-Base.repo
    #
    # The mirror system uses the connecting IP address of the client and the
    # update status of each mirror to pick mirrors that are updated to and
    # geographically close to the client.  You should use this for CentOS updates
    # unless you are manually picking other mirrors.
    #
    # If the mirrorlist= does not work for you, as a fall back you can try the
    # remarked out baseurl= line instead.
    #
    #
    
    [base]
    name=CentOS-$releasever - Base
    mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=os
    #baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/os/$basearch/
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6
    priority=1
    
    #released updates
    [updates]
    name=CentOS-$releasever - Updates
    mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=updates
    #baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/updates/$basearch/
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6
    priority=1
    priority=1
    
    #additional packages that may be useful
    [extras]
    name=CentOS-$releasever - Extras
    mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=extras
    #baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/extras/$basearch/
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6
    priority=1
    
    #additional packages that extend functionality of existing packages
    [centosplus]
    name=CentOS-$releasever - Plus
    mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=centosplus
    #baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/centosplus/$basearch/
    gpgcheck=1
    enabled=0
    gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6
    priority=2
    
    #contrib - packages by Centos Users
    [contrib]
    name=CentOS-$releasever - Contrib
    mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=contrib
    #baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/contrib/$basearch/
    gpgcheck=1
    enabled=0
    gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6
    priority=2
     
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    I don't want to break things, nevermind :D
    Thanks!
     
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    yeah this part might make you think twice heh

     
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