[CentOS-devel] Repository structures for SIG and variants in the future

Fri Jan 17 00:10:23 UTC 2014
Ljubomir Ljubojevic <centos at plnet.rs>

On 01/16/2014 09:52 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 12:15 PM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic <centos at plnet.rs> wrote:
>>> How do you see this working for a package that is not in EPEL when you
>>> install it from some lower-priority 3rd party repo, but is
>>> subsequently added to EPEL with a higher version number and an
>>> incompatible configuration?
>> 1. Same as now.
>> 2. User changing EPEL repo file adding "exclude=<package>".
>> 3. Creating new repo profile that will change EPEL repo file adding
>> "exclude=<package>".
> Would you expect users to do that for every package installed from
> non-EPEL repos even if they don't currently exist in EPEL or to be
> alert enough during updates to notice when one has been added into
> EPEL?.   I just wish there were some way that yum could tell you
> before it updates from a repo different than the one used for the
> initial install of a package.

That should be request for Yum project, not CentOS, but if we define 
what we would like, we could even create a yum plugin for that and make 
a default for any CentOS instalation.

Ljubomir Ljubojevic
(Love is in the Air)
PL Computers
Serbia, Europe

StarOS, Mikrotik and CentOS/RHEL/Linux consultant