[CentOS-devel] How to help out for Centos 6

James Stull rivitir at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 16:29:52 EST 2011


Yes, thank you. Like Kenneth I've been wanting to help out and really didn't
know where to begin.

Thanks for posting this, very helpful.


On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 8:22 AM, Kenneth Armstrong <digimars at gmail.com>wrote:

> I myself have been wanting to contribute and haven't found a good
> clear "here's what you can do, step by step."  This is a good guide to
> go by, if this is what it takes to give a helping hand.  I've been
> pointed to the wiki a lot, but it is a bit too generic when it comes
> to actually helping out with the OS core itself.
>
> Thanks for this.
>
> On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 3:05 AM, . <fp at kraptastic.com> wrote:
> > Hello Centos-devel.
> >
> > As an outsider looking in, I have found that it is .. Not simple to find
> out
> > what needs doing. I _think_ I am on the right track, but would like to be
> > corrected if not. Here is what I have come up with from reading
> > forums/mailing lists/irc. I hope someone can throw the below on the wiki
> > somewhere appropriate once corrected. If I am way off, please let me know
> I
> > would like to get started.
> >
> >
> > How to help with Centos 6:
> >
> > Currently Centos 6 needs help re-branding RHEL6 as Centos 6. This is
> > relatively easy to do if you know how to build RPMS, and make patch
> files.
> >
> > Step 1: Go here: http://wiki.centos.org/QaWiki/6/AuditStatus
> >
> > This is a list of what issues still need to be fixed.
> >
> > Step 2: Pick something that looks fun (and perhaps easy), and click the
> bug
> > id ('bid' column)
> > This will take you to the mantis bug tracker page.
> >
> > Step 3: *Optional* If you are pretty sure you can fix this problem and
> don't
> > want someone else re-inventing the wheel with you, Signup for a new
> account
> > with bugs.centos.org , and let people know you are going to work on
> this.
> > Don't worry about doing this if you are not sure you can do it. If you
> want
> > to just try, skip this step.
> >
> > Step 4: Find the package name
> >
> > The "Category" of the bug you picked should have a package name in it,
> this
> > is the package we are going to need to download and fix. If my example
> > category was:
> > '[CentOS-6] xulrunner' then I would be patching the xulrunner package.
> >
> > Step 5: Download the package
> >
> >
> http://ftp.redhat.com/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/(mypackagename)-version-release.src.rpm
> >
> > ie:
> >
> http://ftp.redhat.com/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/xulrunner-1.9.2.9-1.el6.src.rpm
> >
> > Step 6: Fix the package
> >
> > The issues should already be laid out for you in the description of the
> > mantis bug tracker. Modify the files, and rebuild the RPM. Once you think
> > you have fixed everything, create a patch file. Test your patch file on a
> > fresh install.
> >
> > Need icons / images? Find them on a centos 5.x box.
> >
> > Do you have to do this from a RHEL6 beta installation? No you don't
> _have_
> > to. We are after the patch, not your RPMS.
> >
> > Step 7: If you haven't created an account at bugs.centos.org, now is the
> > time. Create an account and attach your patch file.
> >
> > Step 8: Give the nearest person a high-five and then go to Step 1.
> >
> >
> >
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