[CentOS] how is "binary compatibility" determined?

Fri Apr 8 15:58:48 UTC 2011
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 8:49 AM, Keith Keller
<kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us> wrote:
> Hi all!
> We've seen quite a few references on the list to "100% binary
> compatibility with upstream".  What I am curious about is, how precisely
> is this determined?  All the ways I can think of for comparing how two
> systems might work seem flawed in some way (e.g., using some sort of
> checksum; unit testing; verifying build parameters).  I did some
> searches both at centos.org and google, but couldn't find anything
> specific about the test(s) used to determine compatibility.

In this FAQ:


"Once built ... we use the tmverifyrpms against it from here:

 http://mirror.centos.org/centos-4/4/build/distro/ "