On 17 May 2016 20:52, "Mauricio Tavares" <raubvogel at gmail.com> wrote: > > 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 > Doing this means you won't get notified of updates in that repo. This is not a good idea.