[CentOS] How can a company help, officially?

Mon Apr 11 22:58:22 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 4/11/2011 5:32 PM, Ned Slider wrote:
>>> 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?

The part where you guess why your build doesn't match the upstream binary.

> 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.

If RPM dependencies were all you needed and the matching targets 
existed, the question wouldn't even come up.

> It's laborious, it's repetitive, it's boring,
> sometimes it's time-consuming but it's really NOT difficult.

That depends on where and whether you can find the component(s) that 
were missing or the wrong version.  But, it seems that if you have an 
after-the-build test, there might be a way to predict what you need to 
pass that test ahead of time - or at least to run all of the possible 
combinations in parallel if you really have to do trial-and-error.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com