[CentOS-devel] CentOS-[56] Continous Release

Tue Jun 21 12:11:01 UTC 2011
David Hollis <dhollis at davehollis.com>

On 06/21/2011 07:39 AM, Karanbir Singh wrote:

> One option we have is to make the CR repo available on only a few 
> machines, isolate those from regular mirror.c.o taffic and push a 
> centos-release-CR rpm that people need to manually install on their 
> machines to 'opt in'. We could then obsolte: that centos-release-CR rpm 
> with the centos-release that comes down the road when the isos/ are in 
> place and the new release announced. This seems to be the cleanest way 
> to do things. It also means we can clean out the CR rpms once the point 
> release is published and not need to maintain it forever as a giant well 
> of rpms.

I think that this makes sense.  With the added benefit that since the
-CR repo rpm would be removed so the user wouldn't get an ugly surprise
on during the next point release cycle if they weren't wanting the
updates at that time.

Would there be any mechanism for ensuring that if you participate in the
CR repo that if you installed a 'preview' rpm but it had some issues and
was rebuilt that you would get the rebuilt rpm?  Or would that just be
the chance you take and you would have to hope that the package gets an
update and release # increment to get updated to 'stable'?