[CentOS] RHEL vs. CentOS

drew einhorn drew.einhorn at gmail.com
Sun Jul 6 01:44:34 UTC 2008


On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 10:09 AM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:

> drew einhorn wrote:
>
>> Hi, we have a new customer to support.  They have RHEL5 not CentOS5.
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> You need to think more about things like compiling custom kernels or 3rd
> party repos, since you have upstream paid support now.
>

     I've been thinking about 3rd party repos

     So far the only non RHEL packages I've installed are freenx and nx from
the CentOS extras.  I haven't been able to find them anywhere else.

     I am puzzled by the status of yum-priorities.

     Unless I'm looking at things cross eyed.
     It's in the CentOS5 base repository,
     Which I think means it should be in the RHEL5 repositories,
     but I can't find it there.

     I'm pretty sure I have a sufficient understanding of yum-priorities on
CentOS to adapt it to RHEL, once I install it.

     And I really need to learn more about package management and
repositories in a pure CentOS environment.

     I really don't understand the voodoo for overriding the priorities, for
a specific packages when necessary.

     And I really wish there was a way to browse the available packages by
repo after the priorities have been taken into consideration.

     And in addition I wish there was to browse the packages that are
blocked by packages in other repositories,

     And better ways to understand how dependency issues effect which
versions of a package are available.

     Is there a good place to look for documentation relative to the above.


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Drew Einhorn
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