[CentOS-devel] Looking for input from EPEL

Tue Aug 31 20:52:25 UTC 2010
Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>

Please forgive a possible repeat post. I did not see this in the
archives so was not sure if it had gotten sent.

With the differences between EL-6 architectures we are finding that we
need to build things for PPC or i386 that Upstream x86_64 has. Due to
people not wanting to have a different RPM spec file from upstream we
will end up with an x86_64 package set too.. which as the good old Fat
Controller would say "causes confusion and delay". So in order to
satisfy various factions we are looking at add a COST to EPEL so that
it would be higher than the default 1000 (say 1100).

What I would like to know is if this would affect CentOS-6, SciLin-6
or other repos so that we can deal with it now versus later. [And as
much as I would like to go with repotags.. that has been seen as a

Stephen J Smoogen.
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