Root login in rawhide and display managers

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Thu Sep 20 13:53:11 UTC 2007

Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 20, 2007 at 06:52:02PM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> Sure there is. Update policies, lifecycle etc. What applies to RHEL does 
>> not necessarily apply to Fedora and vice versa. There are many technical 
> I use fedora rawhide and centos 4/5, and I don't see many differences,
> except of course for the 2 items you mentioned above.

These two are very significant technical differences.

>> solutions that are done on a routine basis in RHEL that are completely 
>> infeasible in Fedora.
> An example?

Majority of updates are backported patches to maintain ABI compatibility.

> At least there is openmotif. But openmotif, even if it is not OSI
> compatible is not that non free.

This is just a side effect of Fedora having it when RHEL 5 was branched 
and doesn't really make RHEL non-free.


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