[CentOS-devel] What name would be acceptable for Desktop version of CentOS?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 11:38:36 EST 2012


On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 10:28 AM, David Hrbáč <david-lists at hrbac.cz> wrote:
> Dne 23.1.2012 15:36, Ljubomir Ljubojevic napsal(a):
>> All 3rd party repos have their own pace. RepoForge for instance does
>> not care what happens in EPEL. I see a need for possible "override of
>> certain packages in "master" repository for the "desktop distro" so
>> upgrade and install paths are stable.
>
> So, Epel does so?

EPEL's policy is to not replace any upstream packages so there is
generally no versioning issue if they are the only additional repo,
although they only consider RHEL to be upstream, not centos plus or
extras which would be from some perspectives.   Sometimes there are
good reasons for needing newer, not just additional packages, and
sometimes things you need are introduced in some other repo before
EPEL and a conflict arises when EPEL adds it or the versions leapfrog
each other.   I don't think there can ever be a general solution as
long as policy restrictions keep things from being managed together.

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   Les Mikesell
      lesmikesell at gmail.com


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