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

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 02:42:12 UTC 2011

On 3/22/11 8:23 PM, John R. Dennison wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 08:18:31PM -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Building the kernel shouldn't be an issue - but look at the SL notes
>> on the srpms that don't build with the listed dependencies as shipped
>> - and they aren't being picky about the library linkages matching the
>> RH binaries like CentOS is.  If the RH build links things from source
>> they don't ship, how much can you trust the projects that depend on
>> that source to be able to ship timely updates?
> 	If you don't trust the project _why_ are you here?

The CentOS team has a good history and tested binary compatibility has its 
advantages - but they do rely on the upstream which previously was not openly 
hostile to rebuilds.  It's not necessarily even possible to get binary 
compatibility if matching source isn't made available.

    Les Mikesell
      lesmikesell at gmail.com

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