[CentOS] redhat vs centos

Wed Nov 2 22:55:39 UTC 2011
Ian Pilcher <arequipeno at gmail.com>

On 11/02/2011 09:35 AM, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> There is the Oracle "unbreakable" Linux (or whatever they call it),
> which is a RHEL clone. The recent RH packaging changes are aimed
> squarely at that distro from what I understand. The problem is that
> the changes affect *all* clones the same way, including CentOS.

To what changes are you referring?

As far as I know, the only packaging change in RHEL 6 is that the source
in the kernel SRPM is now one big tarball, rather than an upstream
tarball and a bunch of separate patches.

This shouldn't have any effect on anyone who is simply rebuilding the
SRPM.  (I just tested this by successfully building the latest kernel
SRPM from ftp://ftp.redhat.com in mock's epel-6-i386 chroot on my
Fedora system.)

Is there another change of which I'm unaware?

(Full disclosure:  I do work for Red Hat, but I don't speak for the
company.  Heck, I don't even speak for myself; my wife does that.)

Ian Pilcher                                         arequipeno at gmail.com
"If you're going to shift my paradigm ... at least buy me dinner first."