[BlueOnyx:01890] Re: Centos

Andrew Marentis amarentis at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 17:29:33 PET 2009


In the interim cant we use some mirrors, so then if the site goes down we
can just default to the mirror's. if the site goes away sync the mirrors to
a another source.

-Andrew



On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 12:37 PM, Chris Gebhardt - VIRTBIZ Internet <
cobaltfacts at virtbiz.com> wrote:

> Rodrigo Ordonez Licona wrote:
> > I think the worst case scenario is that it will change to another domain,
>
> Not to dive too far into speculation, but I think the absolute worst
> case is that Lance shuts the whole thing down, and now it becomes a
> matter of manually changing every CentOS box to pull its updates from
> new repos.
>
> In a "friendly" move, the publishers can pop in a YUM update to tell all
> the boxes to automatically find their new repos.   In an "ugly" one,
> significantly more end-user intervention is required.   And then, of
> course, there is the strong likelihood that a large percentage of
> users/admins will not have heard of the change, their updates will
> simply stop, the website is gone, and they'll assume that the distro is
> dead.
>
> However, with the sheer size of the CentOS installed base, I think it's
> probable that (a) Lance won't make that public an enemy of himself and
> (b) even if I'm wrong about "a" then word will spread about the new domain.
>
> Just my 2 cents, and that's really more speculation than I wanted to get
> into in the first place.  I guess instead of pizza for lunch I should
> have bitten my tongue.  ;)
>
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