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

Tue Feb 25 21:49:32 UTC 2014
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 3:32 PM, Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 8:13 AM, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:
>> On 02/25/2014 04:10 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
>>> 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.
>> As Jim already mentioned - the point of consideration for such efforts
>> would be on the repository people in that effort - we would welcome
>> pretty much any reasonable suggestion from their end. For ELRepo and
>> what they do - I dont see any reason why they could not atleast use the
>> infra and distribution mechanism that we have here and work out of the
>> same codebase contents.
> What Les meant was the inclusion of the xxx-release packages in the
> distribution. Those package would not be installed by default, but
> will be just one yum command away:
> yum install elrepo-release
> or
> yum install epel-release
> Scientific Linux has them and that makes it easy for users to install
> those repos if/when they want them.

Yes - or even have them installed by default.  It still doesn't get
you a full match for the packages you could install in, say, Ubuntu
without having to go search for which repositories have packages you
need and are not likely to break your system, but it would help.

  Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com