> CentOS repos. There are others that do. Some of the repos that overwrite > core packages do so with little packages like sqlite (yum uses sqlite so > changing the version of it is not a Good Thing for system stabilty). > Other repos in that list have been effectively unmaintained for a number > of years so they contain packages that may have severe unfixed security > vulnerabilities. I suggest that we shouldn't use euphemisms when it's far more valuable to come out and say it. I would certainly appreciate if the centos docs explicitly tagged the other repos with these comments. Factual commentary about risks does not come anywhere close to libel... regards, mark hahn.