On 06.09.2007 19:36, Matthew Miller wrote:
On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 03:20:31PM +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> 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.
This is historical: CentOS started when RHEL was still using up2date.
Obviously, that wasn't an option, and neither was having *no* high-level
package management system, so they replaced it with yum.
Which is exactly the reasons why my statement had a "that's not strictly
needed" in it ;-)
But yum is part of RHEL5 and yum-updatesd is as well. So I'd say
yum-cron is not strictly needed. But let's not discuss this further.
It's a academical discussion that doesn't lead to anything and is likely
not worth to continue it.