[CentOS] Fwd: Re: kmod-nvidia?

Mon Jul 23 16:48:15 UTC 2012
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Akemi Yagi wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 9:15 AM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>> everyone knows that some other elrepo packages result in conflicts
>> with the base CentOS repositories.
> Just to clarify -- From the ELRepo web site ( http://elrepo.org ):
> elrepo
> This is the main channel and is enabled by default. As this channel
> should not contain packages also present in the distribution, it
> should be safe to run a 'yum update' with this repository channel
> enabled.
> elrepo-extras
> The elrepo-extras channel provides packages and their dependencies
> that replace/update RHEL distribution packages. It may be enabled in
> the /etc/yum.repos.d/elrepo.repo file or used with 'yum
> --enablerepo=elrepo-extras'.
> In other words, the packages in the elrepo-extras repo may conflict
> with the distro packages but this repo is shipped disabled by default.
> Using elrepo is therefore safe unless you make modifications of course
> ...

Except that we don't want to replace or update the main repository
packages, except in very, very special cases. That was why I allowed only
kmod-nvidia in the repo. We do worry, since we've got 150 or so servers
and workstations that I mostly do the updates on, and they shouldn't be
some have, and some don't, except for an arguably special reason to be
different than others. kmod-nvidia is the only one we have that meets that