[CentOS-devel] Shipping an EPEL release

Thu Sep 13 22:33:17 UTC 2012
Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro>

On 09/14/2012 01:24 AM, John R. Dennison wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 12:41:01AM +0300, Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
>> Disabling the repo brings only additional headaches. I already see the
>> questions in IRC: "I've installed the release rpm but I still can not
>> install any package from the repo. Why is that ?"
> Because they've not taken the time to investigate on their own.  Because
> they've not taken the time to read man yum.conf.  Because if centos
> doesn't ship it support gets punted to the repo channel or mailing list
> in question for them to deal with.
Correct. But it's also correct that 90% of those users could not care 
less about all that reading. I do not endorse that behaviour but it's 
easier to help them fulfil their needs and forget about their existence 
by providing the release rpm than support their bashing or telling them 
to go read this and that.

>> Exactly . Ship the current $repo-release in centos-extras. Similar to
>> what SL does for several repos and to what IUS does for EPEL as well.
> Who cares what SL does?  Who cares what IUS does?
I do. We are  not alone in the world.