[CentOS-devel] rhwas 5 work?

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Fri Mar 28 12:05:47 UTC 2008


Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Joe Pruett wrote:
>> are there people working on getting the rhwas 5 rpms builtup for 
>> centosplus 5?  the gophp5 people are starting to have an impact and 
>> drupal users are wanting php 5.2, which i was surprised to see in the 
>> rhwas srpms directory.  the users might even be willing to be testers 
>> since they're on a virtual server.
> 
> Yes, been working on the rhwas stuff for centos5, and I was going to 
> post an email on this list about that tomorrow.
> 
> Some of the components, like php5/mysql/httpd/mod_perl etc build with no 
> issues - however, the Java bits are a bit tricky. And to be honest, I 
> could use some help from people who know a bit more about the situation.
> 
> We cant build and ship out the java stuff without using some jre / jvm - 
> IcedTea is not quite there yet. And I dont think we can actually ship 
> any jdk due to licensing issues. Could we ?
> 
> - KB
> 
> And, btw - gophp5 people are idiots. Feel free to tell them that. If 
> only this much energy was spent on educating the script kiddies on 
> proper coding methodologies and audit process etc, we wont have php as, 
> imho, the largest security liability in the Linux server world today.
> 

My take on this is that we should build and ship the non java bits of 
this now ... and wait for openjdk to be able to produce the java bits.

The whole issue is that to ship Sun Java, we have to indemnify Sun and 
assume responsibility for things that I don't have the money for.  Mark 
Shuttleworth has a bit more money than me, so we will need to wait for 
OpenJDK to really be Java to distribute those things I think.  All the 
other Javas are really copies of Sun Java too.

Thanks,
Johnny Hughes



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