[CentOS] How can a company help, officially?

Mon Apr 11 22:32:41 UTC 2011
Ned Slider <ned at unixmail.co.uk>

On 11/04/11 22:38, Les Mikesell wrote:
> 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...

Which part isn't simple?

You rebuild a SRPM package in mock - that's simple, largely thanks to 
mock and rpmbuild.

You compare said rebuilt package to upstream's - that's simple, Johnny 
even provides a script to do it.

95% plus of packages rebuild perfectly first time, those are really simple.

A small percentage of packages need rebuilding against the correct 
libraries or package versions. RPM provides you with all the tools you 
need to figure this out. It's laborious, it's repetitive, it's boring, 
sometimes it's time-consuming but it's really NOT difficult.