[CentOS] security updates?

Thu Mar 17 20:23:40 UTC 2011
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 1:24 PM, Chris Weisiger <cweisiger at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> I really appreciate all the people involved with the building and rebranding of redhat to create the centos distribution. If i had the time and dedication, I would definitely put forth the effort to help, but I cant, and therefore I dont complain about when updates get built. At times, to learn more about how things are done, I have downloaded the spec files and or src files and built several rpms to update my system. From what I learned, just looking through the spec and src files is time consuming, BUT building the files to create the RPMS is a whole other issue, which seems to take forever at times, depending on how many you are building.
> So all you people complaining about when the updates will be out, leave the guys alone, let them do their jobs and the updates will appear. So again.......in the meantime, if you want the updates quicker, LEARN TO DO IT YOURSELF and you will get a better understanding of what happens and why it can take so long to get the updates pushed out.

While it's easy to build packages yourself with tools like "mock", and
rebuild them from "The Upstream Vendor's" publicly accesible SRPM's,
there's a little problem with release numbering. Keeping track of
which packages are built personally, and which should be replaced with
the CentOS updates when those are available, can get tricky.