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CentOS and Red Hat

CentOS and Red Hat

Posted Apr 4, 2014 12:07 UTC (Fri) by dag- (subscriber, #30207)
In reply to: CentOS and Red Hat by salimma
Parent article: CentOS and Red Hat

> A likely explanation is that core (with its own build system) is the part that is 100% binary compatible with RHEL, while the different SIGs, by definition, are not, as they build on top of CentOS and in some cases even replace core components such as the kernel (e.g. for Xen support)

If that would be the case, replacing it with "functionally compatible" doesn't improve anything as it also applies only to the "core". So it does not explain the change.

Also the effort to rebuild CentOS core with the goal to make it as compatible as possible to RHEL, is a wasted effort if only the builds would be made identical to RHEL, rather than a reverse engineered effort with different tools, a different process and a different environment.

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