[CentOS-devel] CentOS-4.9 SRPMS

Sat Feb 19 17:06:17 UTC 2011
Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro>

On 02/19/2011 07:02 PM, js wrote:
> Le 19/02/11 20:46, Lamar Owen a écrit :
>> On Saturday, February 19, 2011 11:09:43 am js wrote:
>>> If yes, when a member find the problem, he can upload the srpm with the
>>> patch and let you rebuild it on a "genuine" centos.org
>> I think you missed Johnny's earlier point: the SRPM should not need patching to build, and in fact except for those packages that have to be patched to remove trademarks the CentOS SRPMs aren't patched in order to build; the build system is patched.
> Hello,
> I'm curious how you can patch the build system.
here is a hint:
config_opts['chroot_setup_cmd'] = 'install buildsys-build'
#config_opts['chroot_setup_cmd'] = 'groupinstall buildsys-build'

>> In other words, a patched SRPM won't (and shouldn't!) be accepted; a pointer to what is needed to make a package build correctly might be.  The goal is to put vanilla Red Hat SRPMS in and get CentOS binary RPMs out without patching the SRPM in any way, shape, or form (again, except for trademarks/artwork/branding).  I took that as axiomatic until seeing Johnny's post this morning, and then the light came on that some people simply aren't understanding what I 'just knew' all along.
> I don't remember (I think it was for Centos4 I think), but Centos fix a
> bug that was present in RHEL4;
Indeed there existed a very faulty kernel. But the version patched by 
Johny never ended in the main centos repos, it was published outside of 
it . And it was meant as a temporary workaround to be used until RH came 
with the fixed rpm