[CentOS-devel] Shipping an EPEL release

Manuel Wolfshant wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro
Thu Sep 13 17:33:54 EDT 2012


On 09/13/2012 07:10 PM, Matthew Patton wrote:
> I vote #3, do nothing. It's not like EPEL is hard to find or use. If they are wanting to use it at install time or on first boot, they can use tools like spacewalk or puppet, chef.
Some do want to use at install time. Others just want a torrent client, 
or additional codecs, or a sip client and all they need is along "yum 
install twinkle". They have never heard of chef / puppet / PXE and they 
could not care less. For THOSE people a yum install epel-release && yum 
install $WHATEVER is what they are looking for



> IMO a distribution shouldn't be in the business of coddling lazy or unknowledgeable users.
That's not a reason to spook them away though.


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