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Accepted AnswerNick HowittOfflineGenerally packages first go to clearos-updates-testing then clearos-updates then clearos-verified. The first repo has to be used manually, As an example there is an app-openvpn in there at the moment which will probably get released into clearos-updates tonight. There is also a clamav update waiting, It may come out tonight or wait a little longer. Clearos-updates is the Community repo, enabled on all Community systems, but disabled on paid systems (Home/Business). Generally the packages are here for a week then get pushed into the clearos-verified repo. Some take a little longer. There is s similar cycle for the centos repos.
The aim is for the Community packages to be stable but there is always a risk that something was missed in testing.
Accepted AnswerThanks for the info! I was mostly concerned about differences in how close to upstream either set of repos were, and whether I should consider the community repos "functionally unstable" for a particular configuration set. Should community repos be considered proper testing repos that could have serious config-breaking bugs, or more like pre-staging for last-minute bugchecks for (mostly, hopefully) small things to ensure things go butter smooth for paid?
Basically, I'm a decently experienced Linux user (RHEL derivatives primarily), and picked ClearOS mostly for the GUI, and also because it's RHEL based and everyone else uses Debian. So I can diagnose and help iron out little hiccups. But should I be prepared for the possibility that, for exaple, RADIUS stops talking to LDAP?
If it's only a week then it sounds like the devs are pretty comfortable with the packages, so I think that'll be fine.
Accepted AnswerNick HowittOfflineThe only things which may stop working are any paid apps like Gateway Management. You will lose the ability to easily upgrade to a paid edition (although it can still be done) and your repos will revert to the community repos (they are actually on the paid repos for the first 30 days). Depending on what has recently been released you may get a few updates immediately as the community repos are about a week ahead of the paid repos.