Is CentOS 5 and RHEL 5 are same?

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Naveen
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Is CentOS 5 and RHEL 5 are same?

Post by Naveen » 2014/06/02 10:11:59

Hi All,

I'm new to CentOS.

I have two basic question.
1) Is CentOS 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 are same?

2) If a CVE says "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch" then Is CentOS 5 also not vulnerable to this issue? (see below link for reference)
http://www.cvedetails.com/cve/CVE-1999-1572/

Thanks,
Naveen.

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Super Jamie
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Re: Is CentOS 5 and RHEL 5 are same?

Post by Super Jamie » 2014/06/02 10:48:22

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a Linux distribution which is created by developers at Red Hat, Inc. They take the source code of Fedora, make modifications, and release it as RHEL.

As Fedora (and generally most Linux software) is released under the GPL, Red Hat are obligated to release the source code to RHEL.

CentOS is a Linux distribution created by developers at The CentOS Project here on centos.org. CentOS is built from the source of RHEL, with the intention of making CentOS binary compatible with RHEL.

Generally yes, as RHEL and CentOS are built from the same source code (with a few Red Hat specific exceptions like brand/logo and RHN package management) then if a bug does not affect RHEL5, it also doesn't affect CentOS 5.

Naveen
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Re: Is CentOS 5 and RHEL 5 are same?

Post by Naveen » 2014/06/02 12:40:27

Thanks Jamie for your nice clarification :)

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