[CentOS] Dag's comment at linuxtag

Ned Slider ned at unixmail.co.uk
Tue Jun 30 13:17:29 UTC 2009

Marcus Moeller wrote:
> Hi all,
>> I have been using RPMforge much longer than EPEL and only have a few
>> packages from EPEL on my 5.3 (32 bit) desktop. When I added the EPEL
>> Repository to Priorities, the number of packages excluded went from
>> approximately 400 to 1705. My belief is that had I not given EPEL a
>> very low priority, it would have replaced approximately 1300 packages.
>> Probably those whose priority is to have the latest and greatest
>> should be using another distro (Fedora, Ubuntu, etc.). The philosophy
>> behind Enterprise Distros is stability and security and long life, not
>> having the latest and greatest packages.
> There was a time where CentOS contrib repo has been announced. It was
> meant to be a package source for 'community-contributed' packages. So
> why not just merge stable RPMForge packages over there and start a
> 'semi-official' CentOS orientated repository from the scratch.
> Best Regars
> Marcus

Rather than dumping *even more work* on the core CentOS project (who are 
already clearly struggling to provide even the core distro at present), 
why doesn't everyone do as Dag suggested, and adopt a handful of 
packages and help maintain them at rpmforge for the benefit of everyone.

If everyone who has offered help in this thread, or commented that they 
maintain their own repos, offered to maintain a handful of packages at 
rpmforge then it all adds up.

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