[CentOS-docs] Fwd: CentOS forum search link in http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories under Atomic Repo

Sun Dec 14 22:23:31 UTC 2014
Tom Sorensen <tsorensen at gmail.com>

I did the last major rewrite of the AdditionalRepos page, in large part
because of issues we see repeatedly on the IRC channels. The repos placed
in the "known problem" section are there for a good reason -- they replace
base packages by default, or they're poorly maintained, leading to security
issues. Or both.

Atomic falls squarely into the former category -- it replaces key parts of
the base OS with its own packages, and it has broken yum on numerous
occasions in the process. While fixable, for most inexperienced users this
is difficult and the best way forward is a full reinstall.

Any repo that does that, repeatedly, deserves to be placed in that section.

On Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 10:59 PM, PatrickD Garvey <patrickdgarveyt at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Maybe I posted this a little late on Friday for anyone to take an interest
> in suggesting a properly built search URL for the current forum software,
> so I did some experiments which led to the suggestion added below the copy
> of the previous post.
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 6:52 PM, I wrote:
> > [
> https://www.centos.org/search.php?query=atomicorp&mid=30&action=showall&andor=AND
> forum search] returns a 404.
> >
> > Can the forum search https://www.centos.org/forums/search.php? be used
> with parameters that will provide the supporting material for the warning
> "Many CentOS users have had problems after enabling this repo"?
> >
> My experimentation indicates this URL:
> https://www.centos.org/forums/search.php?submit=Search&keywords=atomicorp+repo
> returns 13 postings that discuss to use the Atomicorp repo with less than
> satisfactory results.
> Do those 13 postings adequately support the admonition to use the
> Atomicorp repo only with particular care?
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