Zimbra claims ZCS 5.0 issues are the fault of CentOS

If CentOS (and by the same vein, Oracle Enterprise Linux) claims compatibility with RHEL, why is Zimbra saying that the issue with ZCS 5.0, Scalar::Util, and Perl, is caused by CentOS?

QA’ing against RHEL, and not CentOS is expected, but saying there’s no compatibility between CentOS and RHEL, sounds like a bit of a fib, don’t you think?

Even better, the recommendation to use Ubuntu. Will there be a LTS release, at some stage soon? It looks like Canonical are behind schedule for another LTS release…

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  • http://perkypants.org/ Jeff Waugh

    8.04 (Hardy) will be the next LTS release, as announced last year… and so far, it’s right on time. We’ll have to wait and see what the final version number is! :-)

  • http://www.bytebot.net/ byte

    Thanks Jeff. Can’t wait till April then. Being the 2nd LTS release, it’ll be really interesting to see how Canonical’s efforts stack up to Red Hat’s offerings

  • Dan Karp

    I don’t think that anyone was saying that there’s *no* compatibility between CentOS and RHEL. In this case, there’s a small inconsistency between the two. Unfortunately, that small inconsistency can cause Zimbra installs on CentOS to fail in some cases.

    One of the big benefits of CentOS is that you can theoretically drop in any RHEL package and it’ll work fine. When that breaks down, you need to talk to the CentOS folks to get their distro back in line with RHEL…

  • Dan Karp

    And it turns out that it’s not a CentOS issue at all.

    http://www.zimbra.com/forums/announcements/14213-our-centos-users.html

  • Dan Karp

    I don't think that anyone was saying that there's *no* compatibility between CentOS and RHEL. In this case, there's a small inconsistency between the two. Unfortunately, that small inconsistency can cause Zimbra installs on CentOS to fail in some cases.

    One of the big benefits of CentOS is that you can theoretically drop in any RHEL package and it'll work fine. When that breaks down, you need to talk to the CentOS folks to get their distro back in line with RHEL…


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