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Old 03-24-2011, 03:49 PM
Coy Hile
 
Default SRPMS for RHEL releases and updates

In looking at the various FAQs, I haven't seen an answer to this, so I
thought I would pose it here. Where/how do the CentOS maintainers get
the SRPMS from the upstream vendor? The reason I ask is more a
question of given DVDs of all the SRPMs, how does one go about
spinning up an installable ISO? I'm thinking from the perspective of
rolling my own ISO until CentOS 6 came out.

Thanks,

-Coy
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:59 PM
Dag Wieers
 
Default SRPMS for RHEL releases and updates

On Thu, 24 Mar 2011, Coy Hile wrote:

> In looking at the various FAQs, I haven't seen an answer to this, so I
> thought I would pose it here. Where/how do the CentOS maintainers get
> the SRPMS from the upstream vendor? The reason I ask is more a
> question of given DVDs of all the SRPMs, how does one go about
> spinning up an installable ISO? I'm thinking from the perspective of
> rolling my own ISO until CentOS 6 came out.

You can find these at:

ftp://ftp.redhat.com/redhat/linux/enterprise/

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Old 03-24-2011, 04:04 PM
Les Mikesell
 
Default SRPMS for RHEL releases and updates

On 3/24/2011 11:49 AM, Coy Hile wrote:
> In looking at the various FAQs, I haven't seen an answer to this, so I
> thought I would pose it here. Where/how do the CentOS maintainers get
> the SRPMS from the upstream vendor? The reason I ask is more a
> question of given DVDs of all the SRPMs, how does one go about
> spinning up an installable ISO? I'm thinking from the perspective of
> rolling my own ISO until CentOS 6 came out.
>

The srpms are here: http://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/,
but note that the build is non-trivial and has already been done by
Scientific Linux (http://www.scientificlinux.org/). Their version isn't
as exact a copy of the upstream binaries as CentOS plans to produce but
it is suitable for general use and likely better than anyone could do as
their first attempt.

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Old 03-24-2011, 04:23 PM
Scott Silva
 
Default SRPMS for RHEL releases and updates

on 3/24/2011 9:49 AM Coy Hile spake the following:
> In looking at the various FAQs, I haven't seen an answer to this, so I
> thought I would pose it here. Where/how do the CentOS maintainers get
> the SRPMS from the upstream vendor? The reason I ask is more a
> question of given DVDs of all the SRPMs, how does one go about
> spinning up an installable ISO? I'm thinking from the perspective of
> rolling my own ISO until CentOS 6 came out.
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Coy
That is like asking " I have a scalpel, how do I do brain surgery in the mirror?"
Getting the scalpel is easy... It is the magic of actually producing a working
distro that is the difficult part. If it was easy enough for every one to do
it, it would already be out and sync'd to the mirrors.

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Old 03-24-2011, 10:15 PM
Nico Kadel-Garcia
 
Default SRPMS for RHEL releases and updates

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 1:23 PM, Scott Silva <ssilva@sgvwater.com> wrote:
> on 3/24/2011 9:49 AM Coy Hile spake the following:
>> In looking at the various FAQs, I haven't seen an answer to this, so I
>> thought I would pose it here. *Where/how do the CentOS maintainers get
>> the SRPMS from the upstream vendor? The reason I ask is more a
>> question of given DVDs of all the SRPMs, how does one go about
>> spinning up an installable ISO? *I'm thinking from the perspective of
>> rolling my own ISO until CentOS 6 came out.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> -Coy
> That is like asking " I have a scalpel, how do I do brain surgery in the mirror?"
> Getting the scalpel is easy... It is the magic of actually producing a working
> distro that is the difficult part. If it was easy enough for every one to do
> it, it would already be out and sync'd to the mirrors.

Speaking of which.

Would it be possible to publish the currently used "build" scripts,
and mock configuration files, in the centos/5.5/build/ repository? And
expire the clearly out-of-date or duplicated files there? It would
help reduce confusion for those of us who *do* know quite a lot about
brain surgery.

(Oddly enough, I do know something about brain surgery. The sound of
the pneumatic drill used on human skulls to avoid electrical problems,
and the smell of overheated bone as it is drilled away is.... an
interesting memory.)
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