[CentOS] how is "binary compatibility" determined?

Markus Falb markus.falb at fasel.at
Fri Apr 8 12:27:07 EDT 2011


On 8.4.2011 18:03, Mister IT Guru wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-04-08 at 08:58 -0700, Akemi Yagi wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 8:49 AM, Keith Keller
>> <kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us> wrote:
>>> Hi all!
>>>
>>> We've seen quite a few references on the list to "100% binary
>>> compatibility with upstream".  What I am curious about is, how precisely
>>> is this determined?  All the ways I can think of for comparing how two
>>> systems might work seem flawed in some way (e.g., using some sort of
>>> checksum; unit testing; verifying build parameters).  I did some
>>> searches both at centos.org and google, but couldn't find anything
>>> specific about the test(s) used to determine compatibility.
>>
>> In this FAQ:
>>
>> http://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/General/RebuildReleaseProcess
>>
>> "Once built ... we use the tmverifyrpms against it from here:
>>
>>  http://mirror.centos.org/centos-4/4/build/distro/ "
>>
>> Akemi
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> 
> 
> Thanks Keith, good question, that should have been on my list of
> "Questions to ask about CentOS building process", and thanks to Akemi
> for a quick answer :)

Given that its answered in a FAQ one could argue that it was not a good
question.

-- 
Kind Regards, Markus Falb

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