[CentOS] 5.6 - SRPM's

Sun Apr 10 23:40:25 UTC 2011
Bob Hepple <bhepple at promptu.com>

On Sat, 9 Apr 2011 23:42:41 +0100
Tom Brown <tom at ng23.net> wrote:

> Hi
> Is there any ETA for the SRPM's from the base tree of 5.6? I need to
> get my hands on the src for the centos-release package as i have to
> rebuilt it to prevent the repo definitions from being included.
> I see the src's for the updates RPM's but not the base.

I'm hazarding a guess here - that the os/{i386,x86_64}/CentOS/*.rpm's that
have 'centos' in the name have had changes made for CentOS. The others
have not and the sources are available from upstream at eg


Can anyone please confirm/deny that? 

I looked at a couple of examples including eg httpd - 

rpm -qpi 5.6/os/x86_64/CentOS/rpm-

Name        : rpm                          Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     :                           Vendor: CentOS
Release     : 22.el5                        Build Date: Sun Mar  6 13:40:33 2011
Install Date: (not installed)               Build Host: builder10.centos.org
Group       : System Environment/Base       Source RPM: rpm-
Size        : 3754140                          License: GPLv2+
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Tue Mar 22 09:37:08 2011, Key ID a8a447dce8562897
URL         : http://www.rpm.org/
Summary     : The RPM package management system

... so it's built from rpm- ... the same _name_
as the upstream vendor's source.

Oddly, the 5.5 binary carries 'centos' in it's release field:


... so the good devs had to make changes there, yet not for 5.6!!!???



Bob Hepple <bhepple at promptu.com>
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