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Re: Fedora and the System Administrator



On Thu, 2003-10-02 at 20:34, Miguel M wrote:
> Erik Williamson wrote 2003-10-02
> 
> >I inquired about what would happen if one was to (after one year) simply 
> >get the SRPMS that are released as updates, compile and redistribute to 
> >existing machines... but that's a no-no.
> 
> And what would happen if (after one year) one downloads
> the update SRPMS to existing machines and compiles
> independently the same packages in everyone of them?

I've been staying out of this one, but I will clear this up. You're free
to do whatever you want with the SRPMS. Distributing the binary updates
that Red Hat delivers for RHEL is a no-no, but you can make your own
binaries from the SRPMS and build a pirate ship out of them if it makes
you happy.

We don't have to do this (SuSE doesn't do this for SLES). We're just
that nice. :)

~spot
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