[CentOS] When will CentOS Publish Errata?

Sat Jan 3 07:12:52 UTC 2015
Steven Crothers <steven.crothers at gmail.com>


The CentOS team has taken the stance that they do not understand what
is required for this, so, they will not be including it under any

I am unable to locate the thread in the archive:

However, luckily, Gmane archives everything just fine.

In the third reply from KB, he states:
"ok, so the updateinfo content - we can carry that, where would the
data come from ?"

So it may be possible he doesn't understand where the Errata is
located currently (in the mailing list), so I think someone just needs
to step up and do the work for CentOS in incorporating the Errata,
but, Johnny handles that and the work he does isn't documented to the
public. So, we're a little in the dark on where/how he sets up the
announce list anyways. But, that's how it's always been with the
CentOS project, the gears are kept private the product is made public.

Realistically, it would probably be easier to fork the repositories
under a different name, create your own mirrorlist and point back at
the mirrors for your RPM sources.
Steven Crothers
steven.crothers at gmail.com

On Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 12:48 AM, Somers-Harris, David | David | OPS
<david.somers-harris at mail.rakuten.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Currently The CentOS project publishes errata on its CentOS Announce mailing list. In order to import this into a package management system (like Katello on The Foreman), one needs to parse the mailing list and convert it into XML before importing it. This is done to some extent on http://cefs.steve-meier.de/ but some more legwork needs to be done before The Foreman can understand the errata like it does natively for RHN.
> I have heard rumour that The CentOS project is planning to publish Errata in the same way that Red Hat does, but I haven't been able to find anything on the Internet about this. Does anybody know if The CentOS Project has indeed declared such intention, and when they plan to do this?
> Side Note: Interestingly enough, I've noticed that EPEL has started to add errata data to their repositories.
> Thanks,
> David
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