[CentOS-devel] How Centos compiles SRPMs from Red Hat

Lamar Owen lowen at pari.edu
Sat Apr 7 11:54:48 EDT 2012


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On Apr 7, 2012, at 11:34 AM, Peter Penzov wrote:
...
> I'm not interested in becoming a competitor in Red Hat's support  
> businesses I just want open source OS certified for installation by  
> Oracle database which I can custom modify. I'm not interested in any  
> kernel code modification or package source code modification. I just  
> want to build custom OS with just changed name and color. Maybe  
> deployed on no more that 20 servers.
...

Hmm, while it's not CentOS you may want to look at how Scientific  
Linux does 'sites' (in their terminology).  As Scientific Linux is  
built from the same source RPMS as CentOS is, much of the 'sites' info  
should be at least somewhat applicable.

See:http://www.scientificlinux.org/documentation/howto/create.site  
(note that that's currently throwing an internal server error; they  
run Plone, and Plone has apparently had an issue).

They key is to not run afoul of the CentOS trademarks, if you use a  
CentOS base (if you use an SL base, their usage guidelines apply, and  
they are different from the CentOS ones I'm sure).  And, as always, I  
reserve the right to be wrong, and Johnny, Karanbir, or other CentOS  
dev is more than welcome to correct me if need be.

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