Re: Good luck when RedHat 7.0 comes out (was RE: test5 oops after kswapd)...

From: Greg KH (
Date: Tue Aug 01 2000 - 18:56:44 EST

On Tue, Aug 01, 2000 at 10:44:29PM +0200, Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 01, 2000 at 11:47:47AM -0700, Linda Walsh wrote:
> >
> > Maybe RedHat doesn't use a thorough source and release methodology
> > for their Beta's?
> No, we of course build the whole distribution with the tools we provide.
> The thing is we provide a special compiler for kernel compilations (kgcc)
> and build kernels with it.

But unless you have changed something, you can not compile and build the
whole RedHat distribution _on_ the distribution itself (i.e. self hosting)
without a number of changes needed to some packages [1].

We (WireX) found this out in building the Immunix distribution [2].

greg k-h

1. Somewhere around 40 packages at last count.

2. RedHat 6.2 recompiled with the StackGuard compiler. See


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