[CentOS-devel] CentOS 5.7 has no centos-release-cr package

Fri Sep 23 20:52:07 UTC 2011
Phil Schaffner <Philip.R.Schaffner at NASA.gov>

Johnny Hughes wrote on 09/23/2011 04:25 PM:
> There is no need to upgrade anything.  If you installed the package,
> you are on CR ... then and now.
> The CentOS-CR repo points to /5/cr/ (which is 5.7 now and was 5.6
> when the repo file was released).
> It (/cr/) is currently empty because 5.7/os and 5.7/updates contain
> all the RPMS that are required to update from 5.6 (or any other
> version of CentOS).
> When 5.8 is released, the RPMs that are part of 5.8 will get put
> into the /5.7/cr/ and allow people who are opted in to get the
> updates before the 5.8 release.
> I think maybe putting the RPM in "extras", so it is easier to install
> is doable ... but not a huge issue.
> In fact, I have put it there.  centos-release-cr is now in extras.
> You can install it from there once the mirrors sync it up.

The CR Wiki page (1) currently states:

"At present 22 September 2011 and later, it is appropriate proper to 
remove those packages thus: rpm -e --allmatches centos-release-cr and 
probably also wise, to prevent unwanted error noise, as the content in 
the file path referred to, has been retired and removed, as superseded 
by the point release update. "

Sounds like a more appropriate statement might be something like:

"The centos-release-cr package can safely be left in place for future 
use, and is now in the [extras] repository for ease of access.  While 
the [cr] repository is empty it will effectively be ignored."


(1) http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/CR