[CentOS] Centos 6 Update?

Thu Apr 7 15:23:51 UTC 2011
Brunner, Brian T. <BBrunner at gai-tronics.com>

centos-bounces at centos.org wrote:
> On 7.4.2011 16:58, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> While SL and other distributions are perfectly fine for almost all
>> uses, there's a certain irony in the fact the single advantage of
>> CentOS is the ease of converting from it to a paid/supported RHEL
>> installation, and the RH changes that make the rebuild difficult are
>> driving people away. 
> This sounds as if RH is responsible for not yet released CentOS 6 ?
> What did I miss ? What changes do you talking about ?

AIUI: In previous releases, RH distributed source + patches.  Starting
6.0 RH releases patched source.  This makes backing out a patch, or
backporting patches from future development in Fedora (e.g.) far more
nightmarish than before.

Also AIUI, it appears the (undisclosed) RH build environment changed
significantly, such that generating bit-for-bit identical binaries (a
CentOS objective) requires mind-reading RH folks by CentOS folks (aka
reverse-engineering the undisclosed RH build environment).

These two square wheels make the CentOS wagon a bit slower than before.

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