[CentOS-devel] Is it possible to merge elrepo.org contribute to centos main repository?

Tue Feb 25 16:10:47 UTC 2014
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 9:21 AM, Trevor Hemsley
<trevor.hemsley at ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>> Is it possible to merge elrepo.org contribute to centos main repository?elrepo.org contribute the latest hardware driver and latest kernel for centos.Using it for a longtime, just want to know if it possible to got it merged to centos main repository.
>>> What we expected? The latest kernel cotains more optimizer for filesystem driver. such as XFS.
>> Short answer? No.
>> Long answer:
>> 1. The base repository design will not change. These packages could be
>> accepted into a SIG or variant build, but they will never be in base.
>> 2. Elrepo is an entirely separate project that we have no control over.
>> It's entirely up to them to decide if they want to go this route. We
>> could certainly welcome them, but it's not our decision to make.
> Since ELRepo make a point of being independent and working with all RHEL
> clones and RHEL itself, I do not think they really fit in the CentOS space.

On the other hand it would save a step for many users and lower the
learning curve for anyone new to include the release-rpm for the
elrepo and EPEL repositories in the distribution - even if they were
disabled by default.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com