[CentOS-devel] Defining what CentOS is

Roger Pena Escobio orkcu at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 22 17:16:12 UTC 2008




--- On Mon, 12/22/08, Ned Slider <ned at unixmail.co.uk> wrote:

> From: Ned Slider <ned at unixmail.co.uk>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS-devel] Defining what CentOS is
> To: "The CentOS developers mailing list." <centos-devel at centos.org>
> Received: Monday, December 22, 2008, 11:53 AM
> Dag Wieers wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > 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 
> > CentOS.
> > 
> 
> 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?

centos-release package and the affecting package being build by CentOS build system could be also an start point to be considered a centos support case, and when I write "support" I mean the usual way centos provide support


thanks
roger


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