[CentOS-devel] Proper CentOS Stream value for ID_LIKE

Fri Jul 9 19:53:00 UTC 2021
Carl George <carl at redhat.com>

I am strongly against this.  The field is called ID_LIKE, not
ID_UPSTREAM.  CentOS Stream is like RHEL.  Based on koji builds, CS8
is currently 80% identical to CL8, and therefore approximately 80% the
same as RHEL.  To be clear, I'm not pulling this percentage out of
thin air, I'm using the productmd python library [0] to get the
numbers out of our compose metadata.

[0] https://github.com/release-engineering/productmd

On Fri, Jul 9, 2021 at 11:56 AM Mike Rochefort <mroche at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 9, 2021 at 12:36 PM Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> >
> This is what I was trying to get at. I understand not wanting to touch
> Stream 8 considering its current situation (though this is potentially
> subject to change). I think this may be a valid change for Stream 9
> considering it is yet unreleased in GA form. The docs on the matter are
> fairly straightforward, but leave some wiggle room which is why I brought
> this up.
> > man 5 os-release
> > It should list identifiers of operating systems that are closely
> > related to the local operating system in regards to packaging
> > and programming interfaces, for example listing one or more OS
> > identifiers the local OS is a derivative from. An OS should generally
> > only list other OS identifiers it itself is a derivative of, and
> > not any OSes that are derived from it, though symmetric relationships
> > are possible.
> > ...
> > Operating systems should be listed in order of how closely the local
> > operating system relates to the listed ones, starting with the closest.
> It comes back to the idea of compatibility. Is any breakage from this
> something the community and package maintainers should have to deal with?
> --
> Mike Rochefort
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Carl George