[CentOS-devel] CentOS 5.7 has no centos-release-cr package

Ljubomir Ljubojevic office at plnet.rs
Wed Sep 28 04:39:54 EDT 2011


Време: 09/28/2011 10:31 AM, Xavier Bachelot пише:
> On 09/23/2011 10:25 PM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>> On 09/22/2011 08:16 PM, Ben Galliart wrote:
>>> On 09/17/2011, Karanbir Singh wrote:
>>>
>>>> Now back to the question on hand, centos-release-cr in 5.7..
>>>
>>>> Perhaps the best place for the centos-release-cr is in the updates/
>>>> repo, rather than the /cr/ repo, since that way it would further reduce
>>>> the barrier for people to opt-in, a simple 'yum install
>>>> centos-releae-cr' would get them on the track, and keep them there till
>>>> such time as they want to opt-out.
>>>
>>> Is there any ETA as to when this could be done or at least decided on?
>>
>> There is no need to upgrade anything.  If you installed the package, you
>> are on CR ... then and now.
>>
>> The CentOS-CR repo points to /5/cr/ (which is 5.7 now and was 5.6 when
>> the repo file was released).
>>
>> It (/cr/) is currently empty because 5.7/os and 5.7/updates contain all
>> the RPMS that are required to update from 5.6 (or any other version of
>> CentOS).
>>
>> When 5.8 is released, the RPMs that are part of 5.8 will get put into
>> the /5.7/cr/ and allow people who are opted in to get the updates before
>> the 5.8 release.
>>
>> I think maybe putting the RPM in "extras", so it is easier to install is
>> doable ... but not a huge issue.
>>
>> In fact, I have put it there.  centos-release-cr is now in extras.
>>
> What's the reasoning for putting centos-release-cr in the extras repo ?
> Imho, the package would fit better in either the updates or cr
> repositories (with a preference for the later), because these 2 repos
> allows to get upstream updates and only that, while extras carries a lot
> of packages not coming from upstream. Providing a repository yum
> configuration from within said repository is quite usual for other repos
> and it looks strange to have to use one repo to get the conf for another.
>

Base repos must reflect what upstream is publishing. Thus, any extra 
packages must go elswhere.

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