[CentOS-devel] Packaging Office hours at 16:00 UTC today

Thu Jan 23 00:45:23 UTC 2014
Ljubomir Ljubojevic <centos at plnet.rs>

On 01/23/2014 01:07 AM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 5:48 PM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic <centos at plnet.rs> wrote:
>> Bare in mind we are talking here only about newly emerged issues,
>> because if SiG has had a problem with some package in the past, chances
>> are that modified version is already in higher SiG's repository.
> I don't have a working SME or ClearOS box right now.  Can someone
> comment on whether they let yum hit the base or epel repos directly
> now?   Or do they have local or renamed copies of the things they
> manage?
>> Lets go back a little. RHEL packages mostly and mainly are built so
>> there are NO drastic changes. Every update must provide exactly the same
>> behavior.
> Agreed, but everyone will still advise testing all of your packages
> together before pushing to anything important.    With management
> /control packages, not only does the behavior have to stay the same
> but also the formats of the configuration files.
>> Where you are thinking of huge number of largely different packages, I
>> am thinking of majority of updates being minor bug fixes and large
>> number of packages only with new distro version, 6.4->6.5->6.6, etc.
> I'm not thinking of largely different files, I'm thinking of files
> that depend very closely on each other and need to be constrained to
> update together - perhaps from repos managed separately.

So in your opinion, no Variants should be created, or everyone should 
duplicate the packages they use like it is done now. Got it.

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

StarOS, Mikrotik and CentOS/RHEL/Linux consultant