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Re: yum-cron and CentOS

On 9/6/07, Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora leemhuis info> wrote:
> On 06.09.2007 15:08, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> >> z00dax in #centos-devel made me aware of a issue: EPEL5-testing contains
> >> a yum-cron package since a few days which replaces the package with the
> >> same name from CentOS-base.
> >>
> >> As we try to not conflict with CentOS-base I'd say we go the same route
> >> as we did for yum in EPEL4 -- ship the CentOS package with a lower EVR;
> >> then users that want to use the package on RHEL5 can use it while we
> >> don't disturb CenOS.
> >>
> >> Comments?
> >
> > Its a package in CentOS-base but not RHEL?
> >
> Yes:
> [root dhcp-200 ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
> Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5 (Tikanga)
> [root dhcp-200 ~]# yum list yum* | grep cron
> [root dhcp-200 ~]#
> http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/centos/5.0/os/x86_64/CentOS/yum-cron-0.1-1.el5.centos.noarch.rpm
> One of course could argue "If CentOS wants to be 100% compatible to RHEL
> then they should not add something to their Base OS that's not strictly
> needed" -- but I suppose some people would send out the Nijas after
> someone that dares to say that.
> /me hides

yum-cron was added to CentOS-5 at the recommendation of the yum
maintainer Seth Vidal. At that time yum-updatesd was blowing up to 256 MB
at times which was enough to cause some boxes to go into swap heaven..
his recommendation was to just include yum-cron as it was what people
expected to have.

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Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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