[CentOS] Centosplus & CentOS Extras, Enlarge your tent

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Sat Mar 11 15:35:16 UTC 2006

On 3/11/06, Jim Smith <jim_smith2006 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I think Jim (the other one) is doing a marvellous job with extras and
> plus but he needs to expand the size of his tent. A sensible package
> policy in extras/plus repo will mean fewer temptations to install 3rd
>  party repo's that can break your system. Some of the packages i
> would like to see are :-
> - MySQL 5 rpms
> - php 5 rpms (already provided)
> - Open Office 2.0 rpms
> - webmin
> - rkhunter
> - chkrootkit
> - tripwire
> - Adobe, Realplayer & Java plugins (though licensing might be a
> hindrance)
> - wine from winehq

Wow.. I leave to get some breakfast and you guys go and have the
discussion without me! :-P

Johnny covered the basics pretty well. There's no real need to
duplicate packages across repositories that work well together. As to
the one package in the list ( feel free to suggest more )  that is
built for centos but not in centosplus yet, we need feedback. Centos
is to be stable, so we want to make sure that packages work. Mysql 5
has been built and rotting in the development repository because very
few people are providing feedback as to the package's stability. It
works well for me in production, but since I built it, I won't leave
feedback for it. By all means use it, and if it works for you, leave
the appropriate feedback in the tracking bugs assigned to me at

The way it works. Packages for centosplus are submitted to the
developers, we check package quality, build, stability, etc. We
discuss the packages, and they go to the development repository. If
they get enough positive feedback, they move to centosplus. If not,
they sit there because ostensibly there is no one using/pushing for
them. So if you use these rpms, then leave feedback.

Please, think of the orphaned packages in dev! Only you can prevent
orphaned packages!
Seriously, use them. Leave feedback. It helps us help the community by
providing what they(YOU) want.

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safety deserve neither liberty nor safety''
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