[CentOS-devel] FYI: centos reproduceability

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Wed Apr 29 00:13:14 UTC 2009


Les,

Les Mikesell wrote:
> I thought _THE_ selling point of open source has always been that in 
> case of problems the vendor can't/won't fix, you have the option to make 
> the change yourself.  But if you can't rebuild their packages or even 
> tell how the source relates to the shipped binary, that isn't true and 
> shouldn't be represented as such.

You are working on the assumption that you cant build the packages.... 
which I can assure you is not try. Look, there is this thing called 
CentOS which should prove that its possible to rebuild and build exactly 
whats happening upstream too :)

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