[CentOS-devel] Re: Third repos CentOS 5 compatibility

Thu May 3 22:15:53 UTC 2007
Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net>

On Thu, May 03, 2007 at 03:09:52PM -0700, C.M. Connelly wrote:
> "JEC" == Jordi Espasa Clofent <sistemes.llistes at intergrid.cat>
>     JEC> Hi all, I've always used kb, dries and dag's repos in
>     JEC> CentOS 4.x.
>     JEC> Now I'm testing CentOS 5.x (congratulation for your great
>     JEC> work!) and I wonder if the three popular repos called
>     JEC> above are available/compatible for CentOS 5.
> Note that another option is/will be the Fedora EPEL (``Extra
> Packages for Enterprise Linux''), which is supported by the Red
> Hat/Fedora infrastructure, and plans on rebuilding packages from
> Fedora Extras for RHEL/CentOS 5.
> There are still a bunch of issues being hashed out in terms of the
> naming of the packages (whether or not they'll have a repotag);
> whether they're going to be building one set of packages and
> maintaining those versions until the particular enterprise Linux
> version is retired or build packages from the latest set of Fedora
> packages (as Extras is supposed to be being rolled into Fedora
> proper); and, of course, exactly how EPEL will relate to the
> other, existing, repos that have been supporting enterprise Linux
> releases.
> Their wiki starts at <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL>, and
> there's a reasonably active mailing list.  I'm hopeful that
> they'll do things in a way that will relieve at least some of my
> local package building responsibilities and will do so in a way
> that allows me to also use other repos where I need to (to provide
> support for things such as MP3s and DVDs that Red Hat/Fedora
> won't/can't provide).  Thus far, however, I think it's too early
> to tell.
> I know that Dag and Karanbir both participate in the list (I'm
> making no claims for their satisfaction with how things are going
> so far).  Axel Thimm, who's a Fedora developer who also runs a
> third-party repo, is also very active with EPEL.

But also very disappointed from the course that EPEL chose to take wrt
to all other 3rd party repos. He's currently stripping off repotags
from his repo cursing all day people in EPEL that forced him to do

>    Claire
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