[CentOS-devel] CR repo in CentOS 8

Trevor Hemsley

trevor.hemsley at ntlworld.com
Wed Oct 9 17:30:14 UTC 2019

On 09/10/2019 18:22, Lance Albertson wrote:
> I see that CentOS-CR.repo is included with the centos-release package,
> however there is no CR repo to be found at the location it has at the
> base url:
> [cr]
> name=CentOS-$releasever - cr
> baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/$contentdir/$releasever/cr/$basearch/os/
> gpgcheck=1
> enabled=1
> gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-centosofficial
> $ dnf repolist 
> CentOS-8 - AppStream                                                  
>                 173 kB/s | 5.6 MB     00:33    
> CentOS-8 - Base                                                      
>                  976 kB/s | 5.3 MB     00:05    
> CentOS-8 - cr                                                        
>                  222  B/s | 239  B     00:01    
> Error: Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'cr'
> My assumption was that the AppStream repo was going to replace the CR
> repo, is that correct? I'm wondering if that repo file was added
> accidentally?

No. The CR repo is only used at point release time. It's used to contain
the next CentOS point release in the interval between the RHEL point
release coming out and the GA release of the equivalent CentOS version a
few weeks later. It's designed to allow people to get access to the
packages from the next point release while the team work on creating the
isos/images etc.

It's so you don't have to wait until the isos are built etc. Means
everyone gets access to the content a few weeks earlier than otherwise.

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