[CentOS-devel] MRG stack (Re: Welcome to the "CentOS-devel" mailing list (Digest mode))

Charlie Brady charlieb-centos-devel at budge.apana.org.au
Mon Apr 6 18:03:29 UTC 2009


On Mon, 6 Apr 2009, Karanbir Singh wrote:

> Charlie Brady wrote:
>> I had no trouble rebuilding all the packages from:
>> ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/RHEMRG/SRPMS/
>
> Sounds good :)
>
>> So I guess that you will be able to recompile those as well, and perhaps
>> it won't be too difficult for CentOS project to do a rebuild.
>
> How sure are we that things also compare well with pkgs from upstream  ?

Me? Not at all. Most packages are .noarch, so I doubt there are any subtle 
differences re upstream.

Is there a published protocol for doing binary comparisons with upstream?

>> I haven't looked at any of the packages to see what trademark material
>> there is which would need to be removed by the CentOS project.
>
> I guess we can have a look for those as well. There are no real
> guidelines at this time, that might be something else worth considering.

Thanks.


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