[CentOS-devel] Why not a fusion between CentOS and SL?

Thu Mar 24 16:54:05 UTC 2011
Jeff Sheltren <jeff at osuosl.org>

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 9:50 AM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/24/2011 10:44 AM, Jeff Johnson wrote:
>>>> I never quite understood why that wasn't designed in from the start.
>>> Because the yellowdog updater-modified developers didn't have that lofty of a goal in mind from the start?
> I think it was the opposite - that they had the lofty goal of having all
> repositories coordinated even though that is clearly impossible unless
> you can dictate a jailed iphone-like world.

There weren't really "external" repositories when yum came out.  I
won't speak for Seth, but in my opinion, the goal of yum was "help end
RPM dep hell".  And thankfully it did (combined with lots of packaging
improvements in rh/fedora, etc.).