[CentOS-devel] reposync for CentOS 4

Fri May 4 20:02:49 UTC 2007
Daniel de Kok <danieldk at pobox.com>

On Fri, 2007-05-04 at 22:52 +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Apr 2007, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> > We are working out the last remaining technical issue with yum-2.4 on
> > CentOS-3 (that we have found thus far), which is that yum-2.0 (and
> > up2date in C3) sets newly installed kernels to be the default.  In EL4,
> > that is handled by the OS script "/sbin/new-kernel-pkg" (provided by
> > mkinitrd), however in EL3 that functionality was done instead by
> > up2date / yum.  We won't modify how mkinitrd works on CentOS-3 (that is
> > a very important core package and we don't change that kind of
> > functionality from upstream), thus the only ohter option is to modify
> > yum to do it.
> That should be doable from a plugin, without touching yum itself.

This was initially implemented as a plugin. But we decided to integrate
this into yum, following the principle of least surprise. E.g. on
machines with a modified yum configuration (where plugins are not
enabled), a plugin would modify behavior from what it was previously.

-- Daniel