[CentOS-devel] progress?

Sun Feb 20 04:27:38 UTC 2011
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 11:22 PM, Manuel Wolfshant
<wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro> wrote:
> On 02/20/2011 06:16 AM, js wrote:
>> Le 20/02/11 04:32, Dag Wieers a écrit :
>>> On Sat, 19 Feb 2011, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>>> For the vast majority of packages, we make no changes.  We rebuild it
>>>> and test it.  If the binary passes the test, we use it.  If the binary
>>>> does not pass the test we troubleshoot and figure out why it does not
>>>> pass the test ... and we change things OUTSIDE the SRPM to fix the
>>>> problem.
>>> Yes, and those changes are closed.
>>> But then again we first have to establish the notion that a CentOS release
>>> that is 2 or 3 months behind RHEL is a huge security problem to CentOS
>>> users (and probably to the CentOS infrastructure as well).
>>> I don't think it makes any sense to discuss the CentOS project's
>>> transparency if we cannot admit that we are doing a lousy job regarding
>>> our core business. The lack of competition in this space surely didn't
>>> help keeping us on our toes.
>> Hello,
>> So, if for some reasons I want to rebuild a centos (for educational); It
>> will not work because of
>> missing "hack" never published?
> no, it will work once the person who wants to do the rebuild follows the
> instructions already published and uses the device named "brain".

And casts a magic spell to find those instructions. I'm looking
through logs and wiki.centos.org, and having *real* difficulty finding
them. In particular, the bootstrapping configurations necessary to
build CentOS 6 from scratch on a CentOS 5.x machine seem missing,
especially access to the testing SRPM's that have already been patched
to work in a non-RHEL environment.

Or do you see something I don't?