[CentOS-devel] updateinfo.xml

Wed May 4 13:57:49 UTC 2011
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

On 04/26/2011 02:44 PM, Baptiste AGASSE wrote:
> Why CentOS project don't provide updateinfo.xml file in his repos ?
> It could be useful to make "yum updates --security" work, and now, spacewalk (since 1.4) can generate erratas from this file.

It would be very useful, yes. the problem is - where does that 
information come from ? And what are the Terms of use for this source 
and how we reimplement something of this nature without violating the 
Terms and AUP's etc.

A couple of efforts have been made to work around this issue - one of 
which is ongoing ( I cant provide too many details at this time ). But 
if Red Hat were to stop changing their AUP's it would help!

- KB