[CentOS-devel] Considering repo re-structuring

Sat Nov 27 17:32:30 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 11/26/10 2:28 PM, Fabian Arrotin wrote:
> on a support point of view ( from a RHEL perspective) : most (if not
> all) of the packages in the optional repo for rhel6-server are in fact
> packages supported in the Workstation/Client subscription. So they are
> made available through an 'optional' channel for people with a Server
> subscription, but those customer won't get any support for such packages
> coming from Optional

Is there any chance that the packages in the optional repo will be the same as 
packages in some other repo but at different revs (presumably so that by 
enabling the optional repo you would get a new version)?  If so, merging it with 
any other repo contents will cause problems later.  Also, the more you put in 
one repo the more likely it is to cause dependency issues when you have 3rd 
party repos enabled, so mixing it with extras is likely to cause trouble too.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com