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I was wondering do CentOS bug fixes get pushed upstream to RedHat or Fedora? I imagine it's up to the maintainers of RHEL/Fedora, but I wanted to know the direction bug fixes get applied between distributions.

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It's the other way around, the bug fixes for CentOS come from upstream at Red Hat.

Typically you get CESAs like this

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory 2012:1288 Moderate

Upstream details at :


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory 2012:1284 Moderate

Upstream details at :

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Can you please explain why the ability to reference CentOS bugs was added to the Red Hat Bugzilla?… – user67717 Jan 11 '13 at 23:44

Not really Fedora bugs are pushed into RHEL, RHEL is kind of derivative from Fedora suitable for enterprises. Bug fixes, documentation and a good stuff of CentOS comes from Red Hat.

CentOS is essentially another version of RHEL which does not include paid support and no timeline of bug fix.

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