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Old 11-27-2010, 12:12 AM
Jeff Johnson
Default Considering repo re-structuring

On Nov 26, 2010, at 6:21 PM, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:

> Keeping things consolidated as possible is good for developers dealing
> with 'oh wait I need this from the sever-optional and this from
> workstation-optional' problems. [Seeing this in compiling stuff for

Hi Smooge!

How long did it take you to design the mirror hierarchy
for @redhat way back when? 1 year?

I still *miss* the SRPMS/SRPMS brain fart ;-)

73 de Jeff

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Old 11-27-2010, 08:07 AM
Marcus Moeller
Default Considering repo re-structuring

Hi all.

>> I am not sold on the idea of calling it 'optional' - as mentioned
>> before, we dont really have a supported and optional model in CentOS.
>> Does everyone really want to go with the 'optional' name ?
> I'm (even with RHEL) wondering what makes them optional. Optional
> compared to what? Sounds like some alternative in there, but then again
> the question: An alternative to what?
> I gather just having one repo with the "optional" packages in there
> isn't that great, as people might want to stay close to the
> "non-optional" RHEL when using CentOS.
> I'd put those packages into Extras - even though we already had an extra
> repository. But if those packages which RH deems to be optional - so are
> ours.
> What I don't want to have is base, updates, plus, extras and optional.
> Either we drop base and put our packages into "optional" too, or we just
> put "optional" into our extras.

optional in extras would also be fine imho.

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