[CentOS-devel] RPMS and REPOS and REPO-Linkages
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Tue Nov 14 00:05:05 UTC 2006
When an rpm is built for CentOS-Extras or CentOS-Plus, is it safe to
assume that people using these repo's only use them for specific rpms (
eg, someone with a stock CentOS install might use the CentOS-Plus repo
for php-5 and only php-5 ) or are most people enabling the entire repo ?
This question comes from the idea of when building a package, should a
rpm, hosted in CentOS-Plus link against only [base]+[updates] and only
use the minimum possible set of packages from [centosplus] ? So as to
have a situation wherein you can use selective packages from
CentOS-Plus, while not needing any support stuff from there ( eg.
postfix-mysql in CentOS-Plus should link against mysql-4.1 since thats
whats in [base] rather than mysql-5 which is in CentOS Plus )
This does create a risk that we might end up creating packages that are
themselves incompatible with other packages from the same repository,
but work fine when used with the [base] packages for the same functionality.
The other option is to have the entire CentOS-Plus repo enabled for any
packages built for the same repo, which might mean that using php-5 from
CentOS-Plus needs MySQL-5 and pgsql-8 from CentOS Plus also installed.
Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq
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