[CentOS] RHEL vs. CentOS

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Wed Jul 2 16:09:49 UTC 2008

drew einhorn wrote:
> Hi, we have a new customer to support.  They have RHEL5 not CentOS5.
> Is there a summary of the differences between RHEL and CentOS?
> We have come across differences in how yum works.  There is
> magic involving the rhnplugin that connects us to invisible
> repositories not mentioned in the yum config files, interacts with
> the web interface via rhn.redhat.com, ...
> We wonder if there are other differences that we have not yet stumbled
> upon, that might create issues in the future.

Your client can call red hat support and there is a working yum-security 

They also have access to RHN to manage assets.

That is about it for differences.

You need to think more about things like compiling custom kernels or 3rd 
party repos, since you have upstream paid support now.

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