[svlug] Centos 5

Joe Buck Joe.Buck at synopsys.COM
Thu Apr 19 15:54:07 PDT 2007

On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 12:06:16PM -0700, Karen Shaeffer wrote:
> 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.

In recent years, it seems that Red Hat has avoided putting anything
risky in RHEL that hasn't already been beaten on for a while by
Fedora users, though there are sometimes exceptions.

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