On 11/23/2011 07:37 PM, Marcus Moeller wrote: > Hi all. > >>>>>> As the patents for the Bytecode interpreter has been expired , I >>>>>> wonder if we could build freetype '--with bytecode_interpreter' set. >>>>>> >>>>>> Greets >>>>>> Marcus >>>>>> >>>>>>  http://www.freetype.org/patents.html >>>>>> _______________________________________________ >>>>> Only if they build it that way in RHEL. >>>>> >>>> Wouldn't this be a candidate for the centosplus repo? >>>> >>>> You build other packages with options different to upstream in >>>> centosplus (e.g, postfix with mysql support enabled)? >>> We could do that if there is a need. >>> >>> Putting this in the upstream bugzilla might get it turned on for the >>> main distro. > Ok, I am going to check if RHEL ships with Bytecode Interpreter already > active. If not, I am going to create an upstream BZ. > >> Until then it's a perfect candidate for centosplus. > So centosplus may contain packages that are already in base? Indeed. > How is made sure that these are taken? By higher Release Tags or just by > includes/excludes? by default centosplus is disabled. users must make sure that they include what's needed and exclude what is not. see http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/CentOSPlus . In particular, ".centos" is also added to the release. In my case, for instance: [base] name=CentOS-$releasever - Base mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=os #baseurl=http://ftp.iasi.roedu.net/mirrors/centos.org/$releasever/os/$basearch/ gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5 exclude=postfix #released updates [updates] name=CentOS-$releasever - Updates mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=updates #baseurl=http://ftp.iasi.roedu.net/mirrors/centos.org/$releasever/updates/$basearch/ #baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/updates/$basearch/ gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5 exclude=postfix In this particular case , I have my own postfix ( mysql enabled, no pgsql) that I want to protect, but the idea is the same. In the initial days I used to use postfix-centos.mysql_pgsql.i386.rpm but I decided that the postgresql stack was useless for my use case and got rid of it.