[CentOS] How can a company help, officially?

Mon Apr 11 21:38:49 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 4/11/2011 4:02 PM, Ned Slider wrote:
> On 11/04/11 20:16, Digimer wrote:
>> /putting on asbestos pants.
>> each release is more complex than the last. The web of dependency grows,
>> so the reverse-engineering takes longer and longer.
> This is just complete nonsense. You clearly have no understanding of the
> processes involved in rebuilding RHEL. CentOS doesn't reverse-engineer
> anything, they simply rebuild the upstream sources. It's not rocket science.

It's not simple... They don't ship until they reproduce something that 
they consider 'binary compatible' to the upstream binaries, which 
depends on a build environment containing some things that don't match 
the sources.  Some of this is documented for the similar SL build but 
they aren't as picky about library linkage versions (which may not 
matter functionally anyway).

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com