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

Sat Oct 8 15:56:43 UTC 2011
John Hinton <webmaster at ew3d.com>

On 10/8/2011 10:30 AM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> nux at li.nux.ro wrote:
>>> I don't really understand the function of this repository,
>>> or rather why the RPMs in it are not in the standard repository?
>> Because there is no "standard repository" yet. These RPMs are from the
>> next version (6.1 as we write this) which has not been published yet. CR
>> is just a way to keep up with updates while they work on publishing Centos
>> 6.1.
> I've read the various responses, and am not really convinced.
> It seems to me the developers are just making more work for themselves.
> Of course that is their prerogative ...
It is really quite simple. 6.1 is not out. Many of us absolutely must 
have 6.0 serving the public at this point. There are no more security 
updates for 6.0. So, why not provide updated packages as they are 
available, if they don't break other packages? It seems very sound 
reasoning to me. Extra work? Well, it is some, but not really that much.

To me, this is another case of the CentOS team trying hard to provide 
what the community needs as fast as they can. Choose to use the CR or 
not. For me and I'm certain many others, I'm very happy that it is 
there! And this provides an answer for now and perhaps again in the 
future when a minor release occurs just before a major security issue, 
leaving the ability to move forward with the new security packages 
before the minor release is ready.

As for passing security 'testing'. Well, CR might not provide the answer 
the 'testers' want, but do they ultimately want security or do they only 
want you to pass the test? Sometimes I think the latter... a question of 
'perceived' or 'actual'. I'll choose actual... and like it to be pretty 
quick... and CR provides an aid there.

John Hinton

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