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

Tue Nov 14 14:30:21 UTC 2006
Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com>

> I agree with Johnny here. It's very convenient to be able to pull in a
> newer version of a single package and have it work on top of an existing
> stable system. No need to debug MySQL 5 because I wanted PHP 5.

For individual packages this is the best route, and makes things work
well for people who just want a more recent package or two. The down
side is that this isn't always possible, and results in the repository
itself acting in an inconsistent way. Some packages would be drop-in
replacements like php or mysql5, while others are not. I guess it
comes down to aiming for consistent behavior for packages in a
repository, and finding out if the community is okay with a certain
amount of disharmony in the repository.

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
George Orwell