Rocky Linux Release Compatibility with RHEL

Hi, newbie question but are Rocky Linux versions 1:1 with RHEL versions?

Most package versions will be 1:1. There will be obvious differences in versions. The most obvious ones will be:

  • Module package versions
  • Packages that have been intentionally patched by us to remove/add rocky linux branding
  • Packages that required a rebuild to address a build system issue
  • Packages that required a patch or change to aid in the build of a package in our build system

Most of these will be obvious, others not so much so. You may see .0.1 or .rocky.0.1 in their versions. This is usually an indication that one of the above is true.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks! What about the version in /etc/redhat-release?

Here’s what I have on my system:

cat /etc/redhat-release 
Rocky Linux release 9.3 (Blue Onyx)

So I guess the string is different between a real RHEL system and Rocky.

This is what I have on a RHEL 9 Enterprise server

$ cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux release 9.3 (Plow)