[CentOS] Fwd: Re: kmod-nvidia?

Mon Jul 23 17:57:14 UTC 2012
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 11:48 AM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>>>> 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
>> 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 criteria.
> Why would yum ever pull anything from a repostory that doesn't replace
> base packages unless it is something that you explicitly installed?

I wouldn't. But I did want to explicitly say what I was allowing it to
get, so that it wouldn't accidentally get something I didn't want.