[CentOS-devel] WebStack on CentOS-5

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Sat Apr 5 22:06:36 UTC 2008


Background: the webstack on C4 is only available in the CentOSPlus repo 
since it overwrites packages from the base repo.

For the Webstack on C5, Johnny and I spoke about and want to propose 
changing that a little bit. Essentially, move the webstack to a 
subdirectory under the CentOSPlus repo and have metadata for Just the 
Webstack available as an option for people who dont want the rest of 

The default action will remain the same. i.e. people who have the plus 
repo enabled, will see the entire published webstack in exactly the same 
way as they did for c4. Ofcourse the aim will be to ensure we get 100% 
dep closure on Base+Updates+WebStack as well as Base+Updates+Plus. Where 
Plus will include WebStack + other packages. We hope to address a few 
issues ( in order of importance ):

a) People moving from c4 will see no difference in the way things work

b) People who want just the webstack can see 'only' the webstack and not 
need to use includepkg / exclude's

c) the rsync targets from mirrors wont change, so people mirroring the 
plus repo will get the new packages, along with combined metadata.

The base packageset will get released to -qa soon, and most likely to 
testing in a few days time.

Comments ?

btw, one thing to note here - we dont want to make it a habit of 
building X number of repos. But since this is an extra 'product' ( for 
the lack of a better word to describe it ), we feel that this move would 
be justified this time.

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

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