RHEL Copyright Removal

Joel Jaeggli joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Fri Nov 21 11:16:29 EST 2003


what was your build environment?

joelja

On Fri, 21 Nov 2003, Thomas Lovie wrote:

> Unfortunately, this is not a trivial task.  I had attempted to re-build
> 2.1AS, and to get everything to build is quite tricky, since various
> packages have dependency lists that sometimes conflict.  From what I
> understand, building 3.0AS is even more difficult.  But there are others
> that share the same dilema, and much progress has been made on doing this so
> far.  You might want to check out this mailing list:
> 
> rhel-rebuild mailing list
> rhel-rebuild-l at uibk.ac.at
> Hosted at the University of Innsbruck, Austria
> 
> And also a distribution called cAos at: caosity.org
> (I believe they have a mailing list)
> 
> Tom Lovie.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: beowulf-admin at scyld.com [mailto:beowulf-admin at scyld.com] On Behalf Of
> neil.brown at syngenta.com
> Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 10:35 AM
> To: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: RHEL Copyright Removal
> 
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> We're having a bit of a dilemma here, as I'm sure many others are, about
> what to use as our standard Linux distro with the end of life of the Red Hat
> family. RHEL or SLES are looking favourites in terms of supportability, but
> of course there's the not insignificant problem of cost. The thought of
> having to pay at least $179 per server, with around 50 compute nodes, along
> with various other non-beowulf Linux servers doesn't appeal.
> 
> I've been trying to find out how much effort it takes to strip the RH
> copyrighted bits out of RHEL and compile it for our own use and whether
> doing so reduces it's functionality a great deal. I've trawled the web and
> usenet, but not found much to write home about on the subject.
> 
> Have any of you had experiences with such an exercise? Were they positive?
> How much effort was required? I believe ROCKS is based on RHEL 2.1 (not sure
> whether it's ES or AS) so it surely can't be that bad as a cluster oriented
> distro.
> 
> Thanks for any suggestions,
> Neil
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