[CentOS-devel] including 3rd party repo release RPMs in Extras


peter at pajamian.dhs.org
Sun Mar 29 03:40:28 UTC 2015

On 03/29/2015 09:32 AM, Carl George wrote:
> https://gist.github.com/cgtx/b854281462a18007f509
> If this looks familiar, it's because I used the IUS SafeRepo 
> Initiative as a starting point.  Please share your feedback and 
> ideas.


> Must not have the same name as a stock distribution package.

> Must not automatically install, upgrade, or replace stock
> distribution packages when the repository is enabled.

How do the above two rules affect a repository that is not enabled by
default but would end up replacing stock packages if it is enabled by
the user?  As an example, this would happen with CentOS's own centosplus
repository which is included in the centos-release package.

What about a 3rd-party group that distributes a .repo file with one repo
that is enabled by default which is intended (by policy) to not replace
stock packages, and another that comes disabled with explicit
instructions on how to enable it and use it (more or less) safely, the
latter being intended to replace stock packages?


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