[CentOS] system-config-network-tui not part of base install... wtf

Fri Jul 27 01:41:03 UTC 2012
Keith Keller <kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us>

On 2012-07-26, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:
> On 07/26/2012 06:59 PM, Keith Keller wrote:
>>> Who was the genius that decided that system-config-network-tui should
>>> NOT be part of the base CentOS 6.3 install ??
>>> Not to mention it has insane deps like wifi firmware packages... not
>>> really if all you want to do is configure eth0 from the command
>>> line...
>> Wouldn't both of these decisions have been made upstream?
> yes and no. We have some liberty to change / adapt the install class's
> based on what comes down stream ( remember, we normalise the distro core
> to remove variant specific / pricing specific options from upstream ).
> The install classes and groups are things that we build, locally, in
> CentOS - in an attempt to match what is pushed downstream. If there are
> issues, its certainly worth testing to see if its a centos induced issue
> or not.

That sounds reasonable enough (and I wondered about that for the first

What about the second issue?  Would CentOS change RPM dependencies from
upstream (if it were possible)?  That seems a lot less likely to me.


kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us