[CentOS-devel] Proper CentOS Stream value for ID_LIKE

Fri Jul 9 16:28:40 UTC 2021
Neal Gompa <ngompa13 at gmail.com>

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.

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