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Re: Red Hat updates



On Thu, Jun 29, 2006 at 09:41:24AM -0500, Esquivel, Vicente wrote:
> Thanks for the reply,
> 
> I am also looking at the academic subscription for my test environment,
> I already subscribe and have support for my production systems.  This
> should work I think.  Any suggestions??

If you can get the academic subscription, then I believe you'll be
covered.  Until you do, you do not have the legal right to copy the RHEL
binaries from your production servers to your test servers unless you
also subscribe those test servers.

No, I'm not a lawyer!

        .../Ed

> Vince
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com 
> > [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Ed Wilts
> > Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 9:22 AM
> > To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> > Subject: Re: Red Hat updates
> > 
> > On Thu, Jun 29, 2006 at 08:05:56AM -0500, Esquivel, Vicente wrote:
> > > Can anyone share how they get updates for their test
> > > enviroment(non-production) systems running RHEL ES or AS?
> > 
> > For starters, you need a subscription for your test environments too.
> > If you plan on installing RHEL ES or AS on your test systems, they
> > *must* be subscribed as long as your production systems have 
> > subscriptions - that's in the Red Hat subscription agreement.
> > 
> > On the other hand, you could run a 3rd-party rebuild of RHEL 
> > sources (CentOS, WBL, etc.) and get a "close-enough" test 
> > environment.  The rebuilds aren't 100% - some stuff could 
> > fail whereas they'll work with RHEL binaries - but it might 
> > suit your purposes.
> > 
> > For my organization, we typically subscribe our test systems 
> > too.  The only rebuild running here is in a virtual machine 
> > on my desktop.
> > 
> >         .../Ed

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Ed Wilts, RHCE
Mounds View, MN, USA
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