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

Florin Andrei florin at andrei.myip.org
Tue Jul 8 18:33:24 UTC 2008

Johnny Hughes wrote:
> Client filtering is not recommended by some people ... but highly 
> recommended by others :-D

It's a good idea on important systems - but then you shouldn't open 
those machines to outside repositories anyway.

But if you don't do client-side filtering, you're helping the 
repositories to fix their problems and become cleaner. Everyone benefits 
in the long run.

There is no "one true answer to rule them all" in this case. Use 
client-side filtering on the machines that must not break under any 
circumstances. Relax the policy in the other cases. Use common sense.

Florin Andrei


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