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

Xavier Bachelot xavier at bachelot.org
Wed Sep 28 05:09:36 EDT 2011


On 09/28/2011 10:39 AM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
> 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.
>
This package is special, as it provides only yum confs and no binaries 
or anything else, and is needed to actually get the updates upstream is 
publishing. To be a bit bold, this is not different than the 
centos-release package, which is not in extras either.
Actually, the cr repo definition could just be added to the 
centos-release package, possibly disabled by default.

Regards,
Xavier


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