[CentOS-devel] Proper CentOS Stream value for ID_LIKE

Fri Jul 9 16:36:01 UTC 2021
Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>

On Fri, 9 Jul 2021 at 12:27, 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

Stream 8 is still downstream of RHEL so changing it would be wrong.
Stream 9 is upstream of RHEL so it makes sense to change it there.

> 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?
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> Mike Rochefort
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