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CR repo in CentOS 8

I see that CentOS-CR.repo is included with the centos-release package,
however there is no CR repo to be found at the location it has at the base
url:

[cr]
name=CentOS-$releasever - cr
baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/$contentdir/$releasever/cr/$basearch/os/
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-centosofficial

$ dnf repolist
CentOS-8 - AppStream
173 kB/s | 5.6 MB 00:33
CentOS-8 - Base
976 kB/s | 5.3 MB 00:05
CentOS-8 - cr
222 B/s | 239 B 00:01
Error: Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'cr'

My assumption was that the AppStream repo was going to replace the CR repo,
is that correct? I'm wondering if that repo file was added accidentally?

Thanks-

Comments

Re: CR repo in CentOS 8

By Brian Stinson v... at 10/09/2019 - 13:30

On 09/10/2019 18:22, Lance Albertson wrote:

No. The CR repo is only used at point release time. It's used to contain
the next CentOS point release in the interval between the RHEL point
release coming out and the GA release of the equivalent CentOS version a
few weeks later. It's designed to allow people to get access to the
packages from the next point release while the team work on creating the
isos/images etc.

It's so you don't have to wait until the isos are built etc. Means
everyone gets access to the content a few weeks earlier than otherwise.

Trevor