[CentOS-devel] RPMS and REPOS and REPO-Linkages

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Sun Nov 19 02:28:22 UTC 2006

Lance Davis wrote:
> I can see the need for possibly 2 different repositroies here to provide 
> diferent strokes for different folks :-
> maybe
> centosplus-base linked against base - usable for people who only want to 
> include particular packages and want them linked against base + updates.
> centosplus - where packages are linked against other packages in 
> centosplus - usable by people who want all the latest & greatest.

Could we overcome some ( all ? ) of this overlap issue with relevant 
compat-package-version packages ?

> Once we have the new builder in place it shouldnt be too much effort to 
> provide both.
> The same discussion presumably is also merited for what centos-extras 
> are linked against ???

Extras only link against base, since they dont overlap any of the 
functionality of the packages in base. Also, Extras are enabled by 
default, a user can 'yum install foo' from a stock install with no 
manual intervention or an 'opt in' required. If a package from Extras 
was to link against something in CentOSPlus, I'd presume that the 
package needs to be moved into CentOSPlus itself since its unusable in 

- KB

Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq

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