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From: Michael Behrisch <behrisch <at> users.sourceforge.net>
Subject: Re: building for RHEL 6
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.suse.opensuse.buildservice
Date: Thursday 20th September 2012 13:01:37 UTC (over 5 years ago)
Thank you for the clarification, I will drop RHEL6 then.

Best regards,
Michael

2012/9/19 Radoslav Dibarbora :
> On 19. 9. 2012 14:31, Adrian Schröter wrote:
>>
>> Am Mittwoch, 19. September 2012, 09:39:27 schrieb Michael Behrisch:
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>> the RHEL 6 at build.opensuse.org seems to be a rather stripped down
>>> version. Even quite basic packages like libicu-devel seem to be
>>> missing
>>> (https://build.opensuse.org/package/show?package=xerces-c&project=Application%3AGeo)
>>> although Red Hat issues updates for them
>>> (http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1815.html)
which indicates
>>> they are part of the official distro.
>>> Can anyone explain that? Is there a plan to update RHEL just like
CentOS?
>>
>> It is as complete as RedHat ships it. We are just not allowed to use
>> to the update packages there.
>
> Just to put more light on the RHEL6 issue:
>
> RHEL6  *-devel packages are located within "optional" channel/repository.
> Optional channel is available only via RHN and  is not shipped within
CD/DVD
> set.
> Therefore there is multiple technical and legal issues adding "Optional"
> packages into publicly available OBS instance.
>
> If you really needs to build against RHEL6 you have to build your own OBS
> instance and feed the needed packages from machine with official RHN
> subscription.
>
> Regards
> Dibo
>
>
>> CentOS and ScientificLinux are said to be compatible, so you use their
>> distro to build for RHEL6
>>
>>> Thank you and best regards,
>>> Michael
>>>
>
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