[CentOS] using RedHat binary packages?

Wed Jul 3 14:58:14 UTC 2019
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On July 3, 2019 1:43:40 AM CDT, Harald Dunkel <harald.dunkel at aixigo.com> wrote:
>Hi folks,
>AFAIK CentOS uses RedHat's source RPMs for building the next CentOS
>release. I am not sure about the bootstrap procedure and the infra-
>structure packages, so lets put these corner cases aside.
>RedHat's "regular" binary and source packages are based on open source
>(GPL2, GPL3, Apache license, whatever). For building the binary RPMs
>other open source RPMs with compatible license conditions are used.
>My question is:
>Are RedHat's binary RPMs "poisoned" somehow, making it impossible for
>CentOS to redistribute RedHat's *binary* packages without going to

RHEL binary packages are only available to paid customers who are explicitly prohibited to redistribute them.

It usually is an easy search and short reading one has to do instead of bugging mail list.


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Valeri Galtsev
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