Fedora and the System Administrator -- Red Hat v. SuSE it is not ...
Michael K. Johnson
johnsonm at redhat.com
Fri Oct 3 16:56:14 UTC 2003
On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 05:47:42PM -0400, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> Again, for _me_ (and I do not expect anyone else to feel obligated to agree), I
> like the Red Hat approach _assuming_ I can build Fedora packages from SRPM on
> RHEL WS 3.0 AMD64.
> Again, I'll re-iterate, regardless of whether Fedora is a community or a Red
> Hat "focus area," it's in Red Hat's best commercial interest to ensure the non-
> core Fedora packages at least build on their Enterprise series of products.
Well, some just won't have all the dependencies you need to build in
isolation. Trying to build packages that depend on GNOME 2.4 on
RHEL3 WS isn't going to work. And it's possible that over time,
changes such as new RPM macros might be added that require some
changes to build on RHEL3.
That said, I don't see us intentionally breaking compilation of
Fedora Core packages on RHEL just to break them -- that would not
help us either...
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