[CentOS-devel] FYI: centos reproduceability

Karanbir Singh

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Tue Apr 28 23:15:34 UTC 2009

James Olin Oden wrote:
> I think the salient points are:
>    * RedHat distros today don't self host.

If you are refering to CentOS-2.1 or CentOS-3 I'd agree. But on CentOS-4 
and CentOS-5 that is simply not true. I guess you are using a small 
window onto what really is a distro to mean a snapshot in time.

As I said before, CentOS exists and that should prove that the distro is 
self hosting in its entireity. There are pkgs with a .fc6. tag - but 
look at their builddates and times. They were built completely within 
the distro host. No fedora6 was used to build anything in centos-5.

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