> > I did the move and also looked at several source RPMs. One thing to note > is that by default, you'll end up with packages replaced by updated > packages from UEK repository. I've removed the UEK repo and replaced all > packages with the corresponding base packages. That brings you very close > to what you have with RHEL/CentOS. Additionally what I found in the source > RPMs is that Oracle decided to add some patches/changes fixings issues > tracked in Oracle tracking system. > > I don't think these changes are a problem because they mostly fix things > which maybe RedHat voted not to fix. At least that's my impression. > If you mean that Oracle has patched the base packages, then surely it is then no longer a RHEL clone. The whole point of CentOS was that it was a RHEL clone, warts and all. In that context it doesn't matter how close you get to RHEL, it still isn't the same. P.