[CentOS] Re: pm-utils - ATrpms updates a system package on the stable branch

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Mon Jul 7 22:28:38 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 04:20:30PM -0600, Kenneth Burgener wrote:
> On 7/7/2008 2:26 PM, Scott Silva wrote:
>> on 7-7-2008 12:45 PM Kenneth Burgener spake the following:
>>> "The CentOS 5/RHEL 5 repository from atrpms.net is safe to use, if 
>>> you only use the stable version. Packages in there do not overwrite 
>>> system packages." [1]
>>> [1] http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/
>> You need to use the priorities plugin if you are going to use 3rd party 
>> repos. There is no other safe way about it.

Using client side filtering is not recommended, it creates more bugs,
than it can solve. The proper thing is to take care of it on the
server side, where the package owners are supposed to know how to
structure the repos.

> I am not worried about what is did to my system, as this is a minor  
> package.  What I am more interested in is if this is a bug that needs to  
> be reported?

Yes, as said the package owners are *supposed* to know how to structure
the repo. ;)

But consider it reported, it has already been fixed (try yum update
against the master, or wait for the mirrors to catch up). Thanks!
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

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