[CentOS-devel] [C6] cr/SRPMS/Packages/ empty

Tue Oct 25 13:14:48 UTC 2011
me at tdiehl.org <me at tdiehl.org>

On Tue, 25 Oct 2011, Karanbir Singh wrote:

> On 10/24/2011 10:53 PM, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
>>>> Please, put at least some SRPMS here :) Most interesting are net-base:
>>>> kernel, iptables, tc, ifconfig, ppp, rp-pppoe and all such - people are
>>>> updating their patches for 6.1 out there (I'm among them) and it may be
>>>> nice to have sources to know what awaits us.
>> I'm waiting for kernel-2.6.32-131.17.1.el6.src.rpm .
> We have enough ( but barely enough ) space on the mirrors for
> 6.0/cr/SRPMS; however that would then mean that we no longer have enough
> space to get 6.1 on there.
> So just to keep with the theme of things, what is the feeling if I were :
> - to drop the CR/SRPMS into vault.c.o
> - add a .repo stanza into the centos-release-cr rpm with a [sources]
> pointing to the right place

I think that is a good idea. It should not matter to anyone where the srpms are
physically located as long as they are accessible.

In addition, given that the sprms used to build most of the distro are
unmodified from the upstream versions, do you even need to distribute
them? Since I am not a lawyer I do not know the answer but it would seem
to me that if you made the srpms you modify available that would be good

I am sure some lawyer wannabee will complain about this. People always seem to
find something to whine about but if you could do that it would save a bunch
of disk space. Which is a good thing IMO.

Just my $.02


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