On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 6:34 AM, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote: > On 07/07/2014 11:31 AM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote: >> >> You'd need to maintain some kind of separate cross referenced lookup >> form, constantly being upgraded and inevitably out of date. > > given the churn rate for centos tarballs, are you sure ? when i tried > this last ( was in CentOS-5 days ), it didnt any maint really. you just > need to trust the source once, and handle exceptions ( of which there > were very few ). > > - KB Maybe not constantly. A lot of my RPM building lately has been with EPEL packages, which are much more likely to churn than the more stable core OS components at RHEL and CentOS. I held up Samba and Subversion as specific examples I'd personally encountered. I publish backports of current releases for RHEL 6 for those over at github.com.