[CentOS] Rebuilding RHEL from source?

Mon May 2 02:47:16 UTC 2011
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 05/01/11 7:17 PM, Amos Shapira wrote:
> Hello,
> Does anyone have instructions on how to go through the entire process 
> from downloading source RPM's from RedHat's servers through to 
> building the entire distribution?
> I've searched through the web and CentOS' own web sites and couldn't 
> find such instructions.
> Is it just a matter of downloading them from 
> ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/ 
> and building the packages?
> This is for personal/internal use so there shouldn't be an issue with 
> trademarks+redistribution as far as I'm aware.

the difficult part is figuring out which compilers and tools and such to 
use to build certain components, this isn't published, and you can't 
just use the tools built into el5 or whatever and expect correct results.