[CentOS] CentOS-6.0 Continuous Release ( CR ) repository

Sat Oct 8 13:53:51 UTC 2011
Ned Slider <ned at unixmail.co.uk>

On 08/10/11 14:22, Nicolas Thierry-Mieg wrote:
> Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
>> Vreme: 10/08/2011 02:34 PM, Timothy Murphy piše:
>>> I don't really understand the function of this repository,
>>> or rather why the RPMs in it are not in the standard repository?
>>> I read the outline at
>>> <http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/CR>,
>>> and added the repository on two CentOS machines.
>>> On yum-updating some 450MB of updates were installed.
>>> Both machines appear to be running perfectly well.
>> Every minor version is treated as upgrade, not update. If CR packages
>> would be added to existing updates 6.0 repository, what would people who
>> want ONLY 6.0 do? There are many other more compelling reasons, but even
>> this one is enough.
> the vast majority of people who want "only 6.0" don't understand the
> centos release process.
> I'ld say the main reason for CR is conformance to upstream.

The CR repository was originally intended to be a fast track mechanism 
by which packages from the next point release could be released to the 
public once they had been built and passed QA without having to wait for 
ISO images to be built and sync'd to the mirrors.