[CentOS] Why is yum not liked by some?

William Hooper whooperhsd3 at earthlink.net
Thu Sep 8 18:26:07 UTC 2005

Les Mikesell wrote:

>>> I'm looking for something like a tag that can be applied to a
>>> CVS repository that would be applied by
>>> someone who knows the state is consistent and can be used by anyone
>>> else to retrieve exactly that state regardless of ongoing changes.
>> Again, if you run the repository, you get to decide on the changes.
> But you would have to install all of your own spec files and build
> all the rpms so you control the dependencies for that to help.


Perhaps I'm mis-interpreting your goals?  I thought the stated goal was to
keep package versions consistent from the QAed configuration and the
production configuration.  There is nothing in that statement that
requires rebuilding anything.

The point of having your own repository is that you decide when newer
pacakges get introduced, without having to worry about anyone accidently
upgrading.  These packages still come from the upstream, there is no need
to rebuild anything.

William Hooper

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