Plan for todays (20070704) EPEL SIG meeting

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at
Wed Jul 4 13:56:28 UTC 2007

Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> On 04.07.2007 11:02, Patrice Dumas wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 04, 2007 at 10:05:03AM +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>>> On 04.07.2007 09:48, Patrice Dumas wrote:


> CentOS (round about) takes the SRPMs, strips/replaces some stuff that is
> protected (trademarks for example) and rebuilds the SRPMs. Thus the
> package names and the content should be the same (especially as they are
> afaik aiming for compatibility in this regard).
> There are some small differences; CentOS has everything in one repo
> while in RHEL there are some packages only part of the Client or the
> Server (for RHEL5 for example; it's similar in RHEL4 afaik).

Also, there are a couple differences (in CentOS-5 we have stripped out
the rhn* RPMS that do RHN things to/for yum / purit) ... and
redhat-release is named centos-release.

Any files that are edited by CentOS for content are ".el5.centos" in the
name ... whereas all the files that are built unmodified are labeled
exactly as they are in RHEL.

For CentOS-3 and CentOS-4 ... files modified by CentOS may have .c3,
.c4, .centos3, .centos4, .el3.centos, or .el4.centos.

In any event they will have .c3., .c4., or .centos in the name.

> The bottom part of this section
> lists some of those differences. But they are not that important in most
> cases.

Johnny Hughes

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