Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 8th Sep 2006 04:15 UTC
Red Hat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 1 has been released. This is the first Red Hat Enterprise Linux release that includes Xen based open source virtualization technology. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 1 release contains virtualization on the i386 and x86_64 architectures as well as a technology preview for IA64. More info here and here.
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RE[2]: What's RH's score?
by gleng on Fri 8th Sep 2006 13:51 UTC in reply to "RE: What's RH's score?"
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We had some pretty nasty breakages happen with our RHEL AS servers. The whole 4.3 issue was a buggy piece of crap in my opinion. I'm running WS 4.4 on my desktop here, and it seems a bit better. Time will tell.

The biggest show stopper was a bug that was introduced in 4.3, which broke the firewall when NIS authentication was activated. We couldn't open ANY ports on the firewall if NIS authentication was switched on, so that kind of negated the point a bit. I tried it on three machines, so I don't think it was anything to do with a particular box. I hope they've fixed that in the 4.4 update. I'll have to have a look when I have time.

Also, the 4.3 installer would hang when a particular SCSI controller was present.

With all that, the random overwriting of config files, and that bloody up2date "kernel-ib" fiasco. I pretty much dread new Redhat updates.

I'll be trying out this beta on something though. I'm a glutton for punishment. ;)

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