[CentOS-docs] Automated RPMForge Repository Installation Script for Tips & Tricks section

Sat Jun 13 00:41:55 UTC 2009
David Dreggors <ddreggors at cfl.rr.com>

Vladislav Rastrusny wrote:
> Why should I use rpm if I have yum? :) It is easier and much more
> convinient to use. Also if the package is signed, why not to verify
> it's signature first before installation? That's the purpose of the
> signature to be verified ;) If you always skip signature verification,
> why to sign package at all?

> If you ask me, I would include RPMForge repo rpm to some official
> CentOS repo. So that I would be able to install RPMForge via single
> "yum install rpmforge" command that will do everything for me
> including priorities managing.

Dag Wieers wrote:
>> Why would you use yum to install the package if you can do it with a
>> single rpm command ?

I can see validity in both sides, on the one hand it would be very nice 
to use yum to install a *new* repository and start using it. On the 
other hand how many 3rd party repo rpm's should they add to the main 
CentOS repository? Just rpmforge? Maybe elrepo? or atrpms? Who decides?
Also, there is the fact that if they are included in the core repos then 
they appear to be "supported by" or "endorsed by" CentOS when clearly 
that is not the case...

"WARNING: These repositories are not provided nor supported by CentOS."

Seems to me there is a reason the 3rd party repo info is on a wiki page 
and not in the core repos, because this ground has been covered and the 
decision appears to have been made. Maybe I am wrong but I can only 
assume this as it is covered on the wiki page.