[CentOS-devel] submit a RPM

Les Mikesell

lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 22:58:18 UTC 2011

On 4/6/2011 4:47 PM, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> On 04/06/2011 04:56 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Are there any guidelines as to what should be in centosplus as opposed
>> to some third party repo usable by RHEL, centos, and other rebuilds?
> Do we need to have a policy about other repo's :) I guess the only
> policy might be : let them do what they think is right for them.

Other repo's _may_ respect upstream and not overwrite base packages or 
create conflicts.  However, they aren't going to consider CentOS 
"upstream".  And I think there is evidence that what is right for them 
is not going to be right for Centos users that have base/extra/plus 
packages that don't match or conflict with what they consider upstream.

So, yes, unless you want to ensure conflicts with the repos that CentOS 
users depend on, you need a policy that minimizes collisions. 
Personally, I don't see the point of having anything in a 
CentOS-specific repo that would be equally usable on RHEL, SL, etc., and 
having it there will set up a likely conflict with an EPEL or Rpmforge 
version unless they are maintained in sync.  Things that use the extra 
features of the centosplus kernel would be an obvious exception and 
there are probably others.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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