[CentOS-devel] WebStack on CentOS-5

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Thu Apr 10 13:06:14 UTC 2008

Johnny Hughes wrote:
> 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

This is DUE TO createrepo's automatic descending into directories BELOW 
the current directory to look for RPMS.

SO ... when you build yum metadata for centosplus ... it gets normal 
packages in i386 AND the RHWAS dir ... but when you run createrepo also 
in the RHWAS dir, you get ONLY the RHWAS RPMS in that one.

It just makes it easier for people to pick on or the other AND we don't 
have to maintain 2 separate paths OR remember to hardlink the files into 
the other path.

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