[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.

http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=02439#0

Seems to me it's pretty close if not identical, now that they've got the
trademark issues sorted out with RH.

Ross

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 
> considerations.
> 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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