[CentOS-devel] CR repo in CentOS 8

Ladar Levison

ladar at lavabit.com
Thu Oct 10 04:33:00 UTC 2019

On 10/10/19 1:23 AM, John Broome wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 1:54 PM Lance Albertson <lance at osuosl.org
> <mailto:lance at osuosl.org>> wrote:
>     If that's the case, should there at least be an empty repo that
>     makes dnf happy until there's time there's actual content to be
>     added there?
> I thought it shipped disabled by default, and you explicitly had to
> enable if you wanted packages before the next point release was fully
> released.

It should still exist.

I, and I presume like others, will often use "dnf --enablerepo=* search
hotness" to see if a package is hiding in a repo I keep disabled by
default. A missing repo breaks this process. As a result I have the CR
and Media repo files completely commented out (if I remove the file it
will simply be replaced by an update). For those who want the same, try:

sed --in-place "s/^/# /g" /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Media.repo
sed --in-place "s/# #/##/g" /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Media.repo
sed --in-place "s/^/# /g" /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Vault.repo
sed --in-place "s/# #/##/g" /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Vault.repo
sed --in-place "s/^/# /g" /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-CR.repo
sed --in-place "s/# #/##/g" /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-CR.repo

That said, last I checked, the source and debuginfo repos are also
defined, but missing. This causes problems. That means I currently need
to type "dnf --enablerepo=* --disablerepo=*source
--disablerepo=*debuginfo search hotness" ...

I assume the core team simply hasn't had time to set those repos yet ...
and I don't mind waiting patiently, but perhaps it's time to create, at
the very least, an empty repo, as suggested above.


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