[CentOS] yum "Requires" yum-plugin-fastestmirror; why?

Mon Jun 20 14:43:20 UTC 2016
Warren Young <wyml at etr-usa.com>

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.