Centos package naming for FreeIPA?

datakid asked:

Where can I find information about CentOS package management?

I installed Spacewalk recently and noticed that FreeIPA was listed as ready for an update. The versions are differently named, and the FreeIPA mailing list said it was a CentOS issue. I can’t find who/where to ask what the difference in the versions is.

The versions are:

  • Installed package ipa-server-4.2.0-15.el7.centos.3.x86_64
  • Update candidate ipa-server-4.2.0-15.el7_2.6.x86_64

My answer:

Generally the centos bit in a package name means that it’s a package from which CentOS has removed some Red Hat branding, artwork or other intellectual property. Someone appears to have forgotten to keep the tag on this package.

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