[CentOS] When will CentOS Publish Errata?

Sat Jan 3 10:48:52 UTC 2015
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

On 03/01/15 07:12, Steven Crothers wrote:
> David,
> 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
> circumstances.

umm, no.

> I am unable to locate the thread in the archive:
> http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2014-September/thread.html
> However, luckily, Gmane archives everything just fine.
> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.centos.devel/12370/focus=12375
> 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),

again, incorrect - spend a bit of time and actually try to workout what
the context and data needs to be and what is being requesed.

> 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.

third part, again incorrect.

> 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.

you are still going to need the updateinfo data...

> 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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