[CentOS-devel] php-5.2.x needs adopting

Sat Feb 19 11:46:01 UTC 2011
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 02/17/2011 11:45 AM, Remi Collet wrote:
> Le 17/02/2011 07:29, Karanbir Singh a écrit :
>> hi guys,
>> We've had a php-5.2 in c5-testing which was based on the rhwas sources 
>> from upstream. Quite a few people have that package in production at 
>> various places however, this looks mostly unsupported upstream now.
>> Would someone like to adopt the 5.2 packages, bring them upto 5.2.17 and 
>> maintain it going forward for c5 ?
> Sorry but I think this will be a terrible mistake
> (even if I'm going to hurt some people)
> AFAIK, CentOS is a RHEL clone.
> So, cloning package for RHEL is ok
> Cloning package from RHWAS is also ok (in a sub-repository, of course)
> RHWAS provides php-5.2.10-1.el5s2 as should CentOS
> I think that providing packages which are not RH's upstream introduce a
> terrible confusion for final users.
> I think this is definitively something for third party repositories.
> So, to resume, is CentOS a clone or a fork of RHEL ?

CentOSPlus is a fork of RHEL (or at least some added packages) ... the
CentOS Base is a clone of it.

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