Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 676324
Hard-coded references to Red Hat slow down releases of clone systems (CentOS, SE, etc)
Last modified: 2011-07-18 14:34:59 EDT
Description of problem:
Before CentOS (and other similar) distibutions can be released
a tedius process of removing traces of RedHat (icons,
email references, etc) is required.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Check http://wiki.centos.org/QaWiki/6/AuditStatus for details
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Check http://wiki.centos.org/QaWiki/6/AuditStatus
Many packages contain hard codes traces of RedHat.
One can imagine RedHat to facilitate releases of the mentioned distributions
by introducing an RPM package that contains all references to RedHat, icons, etc. Then all packages in need would make use of this one RPM package.
Releasing CentOS would be much faster because changes would be necessary
only for this one RPM package.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated
in the current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to
address this request at this time. Red Hat invites you to
ask your support representative to propose this request, if
appropriate and relevant, in the next release of Red Hat
Enterprise Linux. If you would like it considered as an
exception in the current release, please ask your support
This is not something that can be fixed as a single bug - please file individual entries so they can be properly tracked.
Development Management has reviewed and declined this request. You may appeal
this decision by reopening this request.