[lpi-discuss] Red Hat training exercise ...
ross e. brunson
ross at brunson.org
Fri Mar 11 15:21:58 EST 2005
Or just do what I do, download CentOS.
Seems to me it's pretty close if not identical, now that they've got the
trademark issues sorted out with RH.
On Fri, 2005-03-11 at 10:13 -0800, Bryan J.Smith wrote:
> Build a verbatim copy of RHEL 4 out of CL4.1 (FC3) or CL4.2 (FC4-dev).
> It's simply a matter of matching up package versions with 2 exceptions:
> 1. Locale support (FC is a superset)
> 2. A few, non-commodity support items (e.g., kernel additions -
> although EL kernels build fine on FC).
> If you are complaining about not being able to procure a free copy of
> RHEL for training purposes, you're really missing out on a lot of
> One thing I love to show with the FC and RHEL is release control and
> general configuration management, especially using APT (which many
> Fortune 100 companies I've consulted at have).
> Of course, you can use Red Hat's management tools with their SLA as well
> - and I've shown both.
> Tiemann's comments on FC v. "SRPM rebuilds" of RHEL are dead-on IMHO.
> With FC, I've typically already got the update (without any trademark
> issues), and I don't have to wait on another party to hastily remove
> them just to "get them out quickly" (which has caused some notably
> "dork-ups" :-).
> Configuration management is not optional IMHO, so Fedora Core v. RHEL
> merely becomes an issue of SLAs and product certifications.
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