[CentOS-devel] Why not a fusion between CentOS and SL?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 13:02:44 EDT 2011


On 3/24/2011 11:54 AM, Jeff Sheltren wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 9:50 AM, Les Mikesell<lesmikesell at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On 3/24/2011 10:44 AM, Jeff Johnson wrote:
>>>>> I never quite understood why that wasn't designed in from the start.
>>>>
>>>> Because the yellowdog updater-modified developers didn't have that lofty of a goal in mind from the start?
>>>>
>>
>> I think it was the opposite - that they had the lofty goal of having all
>> repositories coordinated even though that is clearly impossible unless
>> you can dictate a jailed iphone-like world.
>
> There weren't really "external" repositories when yum came out.  I
> won't speak for Seth, but in my opinion, the goal of yum was "help end
> RPM dep hell".  And thankfully it did (combined with lots of packaging
> improvements in rh/fedora, etc.).

Really?  I thought freshrpms was around (and wonderful) back when you 
had to use some apt derivative to use it.

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com


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