[CentOS] Centosplus & CentOS Extras, Enlarge your tent , Cuckoo repos

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 18:59:47 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-03-13 at 10:38, Jim Smith wrote:
> > 
> You cannot have your cake and eat it.

That's just an unfortunate design decision of RPM and package
conventions that you can't install a new/different version
without clobbering your old one.  Most applications wouldn't
really care if you had multiple versions installed. At least
it has been worked around with the kernel...

> What will happen when the
> stuff in the Fedoralized repo begins to churn out FC5 stuff? If you
> want fedora stick to fedora. If you want a stable enterprise distro
> go for RHEL/CentOS.

Maybe someday a distribution will figure out that users really
want a stable OS along with current apps instead of bundling
new device drivers along with version-level desktop app
updates.  Until then, or at least until packaging lets you
install new/expermental versions alongside your well-tested
working application, people will continue to do strange and
desperate things...

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell at gmail.com

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