[CentOS-devel] Repositories in new ecosystem and Desktop version

Fri Jan 10 01:18:55 UTC 2014
Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro>

On 01/10/2014 01:24 AM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
> Hi.
> Repository policy will define how new ecosystem works, so I thought
> throwing in few suggestions and see what can be applied.
> Will one of CentOS variants/SiGs also include something like
> Desktop/Laptop/Workstation variant that will provide out-of-the-box EPEL
> and ElRepo packages, mostly drivers? I see lack of (network) drivers on
> installaion DVD as a main problem for newbies that chose CentOS as their
> workstation.
> Something in line with CentOS + ElRepo drivers on the same DVD + current
> release/.repo packages for EPEL, and maybe other 3rd party repositories.
> I am trying to image how this would be best to execute, and the first
> thing that comes to mind is this:
> 1. yum-plugin-priorities should become mandatory for all CentOS Variants
> including Base distro.
> [..]
IActually a saner and less prone to surprises approach is to rely on 
exclude= and includepkgs=