[CentOS] The delays on CentOS 5.6 are causing EPEL incompatibilities

Mon Mar 21 11:50:48 UTC 2011
Simon Matter <simon.matter at invoca.ch>

> On Mon, March 21, 2011 5:51 am, Dag Wieers wrote:
>> On Sun, 20 Mar 2011, Marko A. Jennings wrote:
>>> On Sun, March 20, 2011 7:29 pm, William Warren wrote:
>>>> their changes are really aimed at oracle..the rest is smoke and
>>>> mirrors..:)  oracle is basically(pardon me here) Centos with charges.
>>>> That's basically all oracle is going with unbreakable Linux.
>>> Not just Oracle.  Novell is actively pursuing Red Hat customers and
>>> offering to support their Red Hat installations cheaper than Read Hat
>>> does.  I know a large international technology company which buys RHEL
>>> licenses only for the first year and then switches to Novell for
>>> support
>>> after that.
>> Does Novell provide their own updates (RHEL rebuilds) or how does this
>> exactly work ? I doubt Novell can redistribute RHEL binaries in this
>> case.
> As far as I understand (I don't have first-hand knowledge of this aspect
> of their offering), Novell is providing their own updates.
> Here is the link to their web page that advertises 30 day free support for
> RHEL: http://www.novell.com/promo/suse/free-30days-expanded-support.html

As the faq states
(http://www.novell.com/products/expandedsupport/faq.html) Novell simply
rebuilds the RHEL source rpms and sells them to RedHat customers.

So, it's like CentOS, but only with updates, no full distribution, no
installer, but you can pay for it :)


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