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

Thu Mar 24 17:57:22 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 3/24/2011 11:57 AM, James Antill wrote:
>   The known "plans" atm. are more of the "make the priorities plugin suck
> less" variety, than to add vendor/buildtime/repoid/etc. directly into
> update calculations.

Yes, but given more than 2 choices, priorities are likely transient 
things over an enterprise release's lifetime and even if your favorite 
2nd choice changes you aren't going to want its likely incompatible 
versions to clobber the ones you've already installed.  I think you'd 
see that now if you flip between epel/rpmforge's viewvc.  The code may 
even be the same but the config files are different enough to break things.

The other thing I've always thought should be included in yum is an 
option to ignore packages in a repository newer than a specified 
timestamp.  That would let you update one machine, test everything, then 
update some other set of machines to the tested state even if new 
packages have been introduced to the repositories between the times in 
question.  That might not cover every possible change, but it would be 
better than nothing or having to build snapshot copies of entire 
repositories to avoid new items.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com