On Fri, Jul 9, 2021 at 12:27 PM Mike Rochefort <mroche at redhat.com> wrote: > > When it comes to CentOS Stream, should the ID_LIKE parameter > be changed to properly designate the upstream nature of CentOS > in regards to RHEL? As of now, both Stream 8 and 9 are using the > classic CentOS identifier of "rhel fedora". If the change of being > upstream is strict enough, CentOS should be changed to "fedora", > and RHEL should be altered to "centos fedora". However, I've got a > feeling a lot of scripts and tooling may be looking to see if "rhel" is in > the ID_LIKE parameter, which may end up preventing installations of > software on Stream for limited reasons. I don't have any examples > or numbers to back that up, just a hunch on how people use the > os-release (and redhat/centos-release) file. > > Is this something that should be adjusted, or left as is for compatibility? > We should leave it alone. It's still "centos" and it is effectively compatible with classic CentOS. I'd shudder at the number of things that would break if we changed ID. -- 真実はいつも一つ！/ Always, there's only one truth!