[CentOS] Re: pm-utils - ATrpms updates a system package on the stable branch

Johnny Hughes jhughes at hughesjr.com
Tue Jul 8 14:50:49 UTC 2008


Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 04:20:30PM -0600, Kenneth Burgener wrote:
>> On 7/7/2008 2:26 PM, Scott Silva wrote:
>>> on 7-7-2008 12:45 PM Kenneth Burgener spake the following:
>>>> "The CentOS 5/RHEL 5 repository from atrpms.net is safe to use, if 
>>>> you only use the stable version. Packages in there do not overwrite 
>>>> system packages." [1]
>>>>
>>>> [1] http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/
>>> You need to use the priorities plugin if you are going to use 3rd party 
>>> repos. There is no other safe way about it.
> 
> Using client side filtering is not recommended, it creates more bugs,
> than it can solve. The proper thing is to take care of it on the
> server side, where the package owners are supposed to know how to
> structure the repos.

Client filtering is not recommended by some people ... but highly 
recommended by others :-D

I would be one of the highly recommended votes

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