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Old 11-13-2011, 11:42 AM   #1
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What does "upstream" mean?


In reference to CentOS.

Updating packages upstream
Software that is not available upstream

My guess:

Updating packages according to what Red Hat does
Software that is not available through Red Hat
 
Old 11-13-2011, 11:46 AM   #2
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Pretty much, the packages that are upstream are coming from your distribution's package repositories.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 05:20 PM   #3
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I would put it differently ... "upstream" means packaged by somebody other than your distribution. In the case of Ubuntu, Debian packages are "upstream". So in the case of CentOS, yes it would refer to Red Hat.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 06:34 PM   #4
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From my perspective SecretCode is closer to the mark. Upstream is not from the distribution itself, although the package may be packaged by the distributions maintainer it is basically the raw product in RPM, YUM, DEB format without any modifications.

Upstream can also have other meanings such as sending patches upstream. So if Centos has a fix to a bug that Red Hat hasn't yet fixed they would send the patch upstream to Red Hat to incorporate into the Red Hat code base.
 
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True, got a point.
 
  


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