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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 : https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1288.html

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CentOS Errata and Security Advisory 2012:1284 Moderate

Upstream details at : https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1284.html

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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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