Custom CentOS spin

Kevin Fenzi kevin at
Fri Jun 14 16:59:56 UTC 2013

On Thu, 13 Jun 2013 19:50:05 -0400
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at> wrote:

> It's exceptionally difficult and unreliable for RHEL or CentOS to
> build packages for current or recent releases with "mock" or other
> chroot cage tool kits. Too many non-backwards compatible changes in
> RPM and yum.

Hum? rpm and yum in the mock chroot are the versions from RHEL/CentOS
when you are building against those. Perhaps I am not parsing what you
are saying here. 

> I use mock and a recent Fedora to build packages for RHEL, especially
> to test EPEL compatibility.

Sure. The only things that will trip you up are things like kernel
issues, which are pretty corner case. 

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