[CentOS] CentOS 7 : broken dependencies

Thu Apr 9 13:58:26 UTC 2020
Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>

On Thu, 9 Apr 2020 at 09:34, Simon Matter <simon.matter at invoca.ch> wrote:

> > On Thu, 9 Apr 2020 at 08:40, Simon Matter via CentOS <centos at centos.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> > On Thu, Apr 09, 2020 at 11:06:45AM +0200, Nicolas Kovacs wrote:
> >> >> Which leads me to the more general question of: enable CR on a
> >> >> production
> >> >> server, yes or no?
> >> >
> >> > Not on production.  Only for testing.
> >>
> >> I'm not sure. Running production environments without CR enabled means
> >> you're running without current security updates for quite some time.
> >> Seems
> >> a bad and risky idea to me.
> >>
> >>
> > Like most things in the world, there is no single answer which will
> > satisfy
> > all the different demands that all the environments have. You have to
> > weigh
> > what each environment needs in terms of confidentiality, availability,
> and
> > integrity (or whatever 3 or 4 letter acronym your site uses) then answer
> > if
> > it is a good idea or not. If you need high availability, then you are
> > going
> > to set things up where testing is done first then roll out of updates is
> > done. If you need high confidentiality, you may push out security updates
> > more and if you need high integrity, well you probably make the waterfall
> > model look simple in what you have to do to make sure anything changes
> > anywhere.
> My reply was to the answer "Not on production.  Only for testing.".
> I didn't go into detail because I thought it's obvious that it's not so
> easy. I didn't mean to blindly feed all CR updates to production

One thing I have learned in mailing lists is that it isn't always obvious
and there is rarely anything which meets common sense. I have dealt with
too many policies set at some site because the person read a comment on
email/reddit/stack-overflow and didn't see the obvious nature of something.
Instead they decided that the short nature was the MUST do and end up with
replicating things which the original poster did not expect.

Or sometimes happens someone does believe that it is as simple as they
stated and no matter what they turn on CR for every system (or turn off all
updates or whatever simple solution they expound as being the one true

That said, I should have asked what you meant by that versus going for a
high-horse response on my own. I apologize.

Stephen J Smoogen.