[CentOS-devel] repo extras enabled by default

Thu Mar 8 18:39:15 UTC 2012
Leon Fauster <leonfauster at googlemail.com>

Am 08.03.2012 um 18:26 schrieb Johnny Hughes:
> The extras repo are items that "do not replace" anything from upstream
> (that is ... extra or added items).  But you should not install anything
> unless you need it, regardless of where it comes from.  If you do need
> it, then its there.
> CentOSPlus is designed to contain things that "replace" items from
> upstream and that is why it is not enabled by default.  And that is how
> it is different than extras ... it replaces core packages.

This is completely clear - http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories

> If you do not want anything on your machine except what is rebuilt from
> upstream, then you should disable extras.  However, extras should not be
> any different than enabling EPEL .. they also do not add items that
> replace upstream items.

Also clear - as i said, from here it's more a conceptual viewpoint.

What's about the maintenance policy for extras?