On Jun 18, 2016, at 4:39 AM, Ned Slider <ned at unixmail.co.uk> wrote: > > On 17/06/16 20:04, Warren Young wrote: >> >> I realize it is in the CentOS project’s best interest if users always use the fastest mirror when downloading, but I claim that it is a bug to mark any plugin as Requires, particularly when upstream does not. > > Personally, I'm firmly in favour of having fastestmirror plugin as a dependency in yum as it will benefit the vast majority of people IMHO. As I said, I am in favor of having the plugin installed by default. However, making it a dependency of yum is not the only way to do that. It could be moved into the Base package set. Then someone who doesn’t want it can remove it.