[CentOS-devel] Defining what CentOS is
ned at unixmail.co.uk
Mon Dec 22 16:53:55 UTC 2008
Dag Wieers wrote:
> We discussed this on #centos after yet another "centos" user had problem
> using yum. What is missing is a page targetted at
> integrators/distributors with a list of requirements for using the
> "CentOS" product name or even saying it is derived, based or build on
This issue crops up often on the forums too.
> We might be able to kill more than one bird with a single stone, so I am
> looking for more things we want to prevent distributors/integrators doing
> without making it impossible for them to use CentOS altogether.
> My first concern was the support problem, what do we (at minimum) expect
> to have when users say they have a CentOS. A working yum using the CentOS
> official repositories, a minimal set of official packages (which ?).
Cases seen on the forums often involve non-existent or broken yum and/or
custom a non-CentOS kernel. Those users tend to get pointed to the
BrokenVserver Wiki page. So an unadulterated working yum and CentOS
kernel as a starting point?
> Without complying to the list of requirements, they may not refer to
> CentOS (and people will not have the wrong expectations for support).
> Feedback please ?
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