[CentOS-devel] Christmas gift from SantaOS.

Wed Dec 16 11:13:55 UTC 2020
Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>

On Wed, 16 Dec 2020 at 00:30, Thomas Stephen Lee <lee.iitb at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am a grown-up kid :p.
> As a Christmas gift from CentOS, we would like CentOS core developers
> to show us how they build a release from RedHat sources whenever
> RedHat releases a version or an rpm.
> The documentation, scripts, and setup are what we are looking for.
https://github.com/centos has all the ansible scripts used to set up the
https://git.centos.org/projects/centos/ contains most of everything else.

Also on the wiki are a trove of various snippets of documents etc.

Now for documentation.. I don't think there is anything beyond that and has
never been. Each person knows their job and does it. When they go out on
break.. things tend to slow down for a reason. Making a cloned operating
system usually requires a lot of concentration on why did it break this
time when you did exactly all the same voodoo you did last time..

>From my own study, basically you need to reinvent via guesswork what was
done inside Red Hat step by step. Did they have to compile rust1 then rust2
then rust3 to get thunderbird to work? Did they have to compile rust3 then
rust1 then rust2 then rust3? Or some other combinatoric list.

Then we have modularity.. which tells you all that in its yaml files but
needs an entire special infrastructure to do it.

> This is not for me personally, but for people interested in cloning CentOS.
> Christmas cheers :)
> Thanks
> ---
> Lee
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Stephen J Smoogen.
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