[CentOS] Creating a Centos endorsed 3rd part repo

Fri May 20 16:10:20 UTC 2011
Ned Slider <ned at unixmail.co.uk>

On 20/05/11 15:57, Keith Roberts wrote:
> On Fri, 20 May 2011, Bowie Bailey wrote:
>> To: centos at centos.org
>> From: Bowie Bailey<Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com>
>> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Creating a Centos endorsed 3rd part repo
>> On 5/20/2011 10:15 AM, John Hodrien wrote:
>>> On Fri, 20 May 2011, Keith Roberts wrote:
>>>> I'm sure they would Ned. But I want to learn how to do the
>>>> whole repository thing myself - not just build packages for
>>>> another very good 3rd party repo.
>>> There really is nothing to creating a repo that's hard in itself.
>>> createrepo/mrepo an rpmsign and you're done.
>>> By all means do that for internal use, but I'd second the suggestion that you
>>> find a way of contributing your packages to an existing repo rather than start
>>> your own.
>> I'll second that suggestion.  The more 3rd party repos that you add to
>> the yum config, the more possible conflicts you open yourself up to.
>> Besides, it's easier to find packages if they are all in one or two
>> places rather than spread out across several small repos.
> OK. I am listening to all your comments. My repo would be
> using dependencies probably from the other centos repos,
> like ATrpms, remi, EPEL, et al. If they needed any that is.

Which is an excellent reason for having your package(s) in one of those 
repos so they are built against the necessary dependencies if they are 
not already a part of CentOS.

Otherwise you will simply be yet another example of why mixing different 
3rd party repos (generally) doesn't work.