[CentOS] CentosPlus

Tue May 17 19:51:58 UTC 2016
Mauricio Tavares <raubvogel at gmail.com>

On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 3:04 PM,  <cpolish at surewest.net> wrote:
> On 2016-05-17 12:09, jd1008 wrote:
>> Has anybody enabled this repo?
>> I understand that it can really mess up updates and upgrades
>> as the dependencies are rather different.
> I've had the CentOSPlus repository enabled for CentOS6 for more
> than a year with no problems. I don't recall reading anything on
> this mailing list or IRC suggesting that enabling plus caused
> issues with updates.
> The CentOS wiki warns "Enabling this repository makes CentOS
> different from upstream. You should understand the implications
> of this prior to enabling CentOSPlus". Essentially this is a
> reminder that the CentOS community has no appetite for supporting
> slightly non-standard configurations (a very reasonable stance).
> If you need the extra hardware driver modules available with
> Plus this shouldn't stop you from running a Plus kernel.
> Just be prepared to reproduce any problems using a stock
> kernel (which you can still select at boot) if you need to
> resolve an OS issue with help from others.
> The only vhanged packages in the CentOS Plus 6 repo are the
> kernel (kernel, kernel-abi-whitelist, kernel-doc,
> kernel-firmware, kernel-headers, kernel-devel), the kernel
> performance utilities (perf, python-perf), and postfix.
> For detailed differences of the "Plus" kernel see:
> https://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/CentOSPlus?action=show&redirect=Repositories%2FCentOSPlus#head-a94637ae716c01023f633e8b5fb840f555f6d378
      Why not leave all the extra repos disabled, say

sed -i -e 's/^enabled=1/enabled=0/' /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo

and manually enable it when you need to get a package from said repo:

yum install -y libmcrypt --enablerepo=epel

> --
> Charles
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