[CentOS-devel] CentOS 5.7 has no centos-release-cr package
kevin at steadfast.net
Wed Sep 28 05:45:57 EDT 2011
On 09/28/2011 04:32 AM, Xavier Bachelot wrote:
> On 09/28/2011 11:16 AM, Kevin Stange wrote:
>> This is an important repo with security patches that could otherwise be
>> months delayed. This should not be something hidden from users.
> I certainly don't want to sabotage cr and I completely agree it is
> mandatory to close the security updates gap between point releases, and
> as such, I very much welcome the work done on this.
Glad to hear. :)
> I think at this point my preference would go to have the cr repo
> definition in the centos-release package and have it enabled by default,
> just like the regular updates repo (and actually, I would even say
> extras should not be enabled by default in order to be even closer to
> what upstream provides, but this is a different matter). I said the cr
> could be disabled by default only because some people are of the opinion
> it should be opt-in rather than opt-out, but that's another point to
> discuss. What I'd like to be cleared now is how to have the repo
> definition available, as easily as possible.
I would be very happy with that configuration, so long as it's a single
easy command (no thinking, copy and paste) for users to get the CR repo
or it's on by default. However, I agree in principle that to stay true
to the goals of CentOS it may not be appropriate.
If it's not on by default, it should be an RPM package in a repo enabled
by default or a magic "cr enable utility" needs to be on the system by
default. If it defaults to on, then it should be in centos-release.
Ideally, anyone who knows they want to stay behind on a previous CentOS
release (and accepts that risk) knows how to prevent upgrading and will
be able to figure out how to disable the CR as well.
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