[CentOS-devel] slow Perl on CentOS 5
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Tue Sep 2 10:16:26 UTC 2008
John Summerfield wrote:
>> 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).
We discussed this earlier as well, and till yum-security is functional
on c4/c5 it looks unlikely to happen.
> That seems moderately sensible, but it should be defined in the standard
> Centos release files. As should testing and fasttrack.
I disagree. Deliberate opt in requires people to read about the
potential hole they are going to jump into. At the moment, if you dont
know about them, you dont use them - you stick to whats in the distro,
and therefore get the qa benefits, and you get what everyone-else-also-has.
For major updates and changes, there is CentOSPlus, which is included in
the definitions already.
So neither testing nor fasttrack should be included in the default
repositories setup on install ( even if they are left disabled ).
Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq
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