|New kernel branches structure [message #11615]
||Wed, 28 March 2007 15:10
Registered: August 2005
Location: Moscow, Russia
OpenVZ project has changed the directory structure of kernel downloads, |
and the structure of yum repositories holding different kernels. Read on
for more information and actions you need to take.
== New yum repos structure ==
If you are using non-stable kernel with yum, you have to update your
openvz.repo. Get a new one from here --
http://download.openvz.org/openvz.repo -- and put it to your
* NOTE THAT THE OLD openvz.repo MIGHT NOT WORK FOR YOU *
From now on, the following yum repos are available:
Latest utilities. Note that now this does not include the kernel, so
you have to enable one of the below repos.
Stable kernel branches.
Development kernel branches.
Obsoleted kernel branches.
== New download.openvz.org/kernel structure ==
Now, instead of having a single stable and a single development branch,
there are several from each category. So, the directory structure of
http://download.openvz.org/kernel (and ftp://ftp.openvz.org/kernel) was
The following branches are available from
Stable, maintained branches:
Development branches (will eventually reach the stable status):
Obsoleted (no more maintained) branches:
2.6.8 (reached stable)
In each kernel branch directory (e.g. kernel/branches/2.6.18) there is a
'current' symlink, pointing to the latest/newest kernel from this
branch. In addition, if this branch is considered stable, there is a
'stable' symlink pointing to the same kernel.
In addition, the top level directory (e.g. kernel/) have the following
symlinks for your convenience, pointing to the latest kernels in the
stable-2.6.18-rhel5 -> branches/rhel5-2.6.18/stable
stable-2.6.18 -> branches/2.6.18/stable
stable-2.6.9-rhel4 -> branches/rhel4-2.6.9/
stable-2.6.8 -> branches/2.6.8/stable
latest-2.6.20 -> branches/2.6.20/current
latest-2.6.18 -> branches/2.6.18/current
latest-2.6.16 -> branches/2.6.16/current
latest-2.6.15 -> branches/2.6.15/current
Also, a few symlinks are provided in order to try to maintain backward
compatibility with the old directory structure:
debian -> branches/debian
devel -> branches/2.6.20
fc5 -> branches/fc5
rhel5 -> branches/rhel5-2.6.18/
suse10 -> branches/sles10-2.6.16/
== New download pages ==
Kernel download pages (those under http://openvz.org/download/) are
being migrated to http://wiki.openvz.org. For now, 2.6.20 is served from
http://wiki.openvz.org/Download_kernel_2.6.20, other branches will follow.
== Bugs ==
A backward-compatible symlinks are provided in
http://download.openvz.org/kernel/, but they might be not sufficient. In
case you have a problem downloading or finding OpenVZ kernel, please
report to http://bugzilla.openvz.org/, or directly to me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
== Mirrors ==
OpenVZ download mirrors (http://wiki.openvz.org/Download_mirrors) are
catching the new changes slowly. It can take some time before they will
be fully synchronized with the new layout. Please do not report bugs
about mirrors for a week or so