[CentOS-devel] WebStack on CentOS-5

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Thu Apr 10 13:01:37 UTC 2008

Lance Davis wrote:
> On Sat, 5 Apr 2008, Karanbir Singh wrote:
>> hi,
>> 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 
>> CentOSPlus.
> I am having difficulty seeing the benefit of having it as a subdirectory 
> rather than as a separate repo that may contain the same packages 
> hardlinked ??
> I dont think mirrors restrict the repos that they mirror ??
> I appreciate that it would need to be added to yum conf, but that would 
> be the case anyway with a subdirectory.
> As rhwas is a separate product I propose that we have a separate repo 
> for it.

The difference is ...

You can point to RHWAS by itself (one level down) ... OR ... you can 
point to centosplus ... and in either case you get the RPMS included ... 
with no hardlinking required

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