[svlug] Centos 5

Karen Shaeffer shaeffer at neuralscape.com
Thu Apr 19 12:06:16 PDT 2007

On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 09:53:51AM -0700, Florin Andrei wrote:
> Karen Shaeffer wrote:
> > 
> > Yeah. They had the mirrors up prior to the announcement. This version 5
> > has a lot of cool technology in it. (smiles ;)
> Well, if you're familiar with Fedora 6, it's awfully similar. I suspect 
> a lot of binaries compiled on FC6 work out of the box on CentOS 5.
> -- 
> Florin Andrei
> http://florin.myip.org/

Hi folks,

Yes I am familiar with FCs. RHEL5 Beta 1 was a derivative of
FC5. RHEL5 Beta 2 was a derivative of FC6. So, yes RHEL5 is
very similar to FC6.

But, I wouldn't go to far with the assumption. I have been
working with Red Hat distributions for 8 years. And they
are quite crafty. They hold back key patches until very
late on important packages. So, those probably will differ
from the base FC6 distribution. I am certain you would
find some instances of this, if you took the time to
go through all the key enterprise enabling packages.

 Karen Shaeffer
 Neuralscape, Palo Alto, Ca. 94306
 shaeffer at neuralscape.com  http://www.neuralscape.com

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