[CentOS-devel] slow Perl on CentOS 5

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Tue Sep 2 00:12:01 UTC 2008


Dag Wieers wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Sep 2008, David Hrb�c( wrote:
> 
>> Karanbir Singh napsal(a):
>>> The C4 fasttrack repo is built in sync with upstream, there is no
>>> fasttrack on C5 ( go look at mirror.centos.org ).
>>>
>>> - KB
>>
>> I know, C5 is empty for now. I expect to have fast(t)rack only RPMs here.
> 
> Me too. I think a 'centosfix' repository with lower release numbers than 
> the expected RH fix may be useful. Calling it centosfix also makes it 
> obvious these are centos packages, and not RH rebuild packages.
> 
> This 'centosfix' concept could be stretched to fix some other packages 
> with known problems until upstream gets them fixed. And is a deliberate 
> opt-in from users that need them (and understand the risks).

That seems moderately sensible, but it should be defined in the standard 
Centos release files. As should testing and fasttrack.

> 
> If there is a market for the slow-perl fix, and more of these packages 
> would see the light of day, I would prefer a 'centosfix' repository over 
> a mixed fast(t)rack repository. But only if we can deliver...

A first-run option to enable these repos (and maybe a system-config[1] 
tool  to reconfigure available repos) would highlight the fact that 
these repos exist.

[1] or maybe yum could be extended to list and change the state of repos.

Cheers
John

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