[CentOS-devel] Shipping an EPEL release

Thu Sep 13 21:53:11 UTC 2012
Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro>

On 09/14/2012 12:44 AM, me at tdiehl.org wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Sep 2012, Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
>> On 09/13/2012 06:42 PM, Jeff Sheltren wrote:
>>> On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 8:32 AM, Karanbir Singh<mail-lists at karan.org>   wrote:
>>>> hi guys,
>>>> One bit of feedback at LinuxCon this year from people was that we should
>>>> ship epel with a lower barrier to entry. And I have mixed feelings about
>>>> that. But I wanted to know what everyone else thinks about :
>> But for those who do not have prior
>> knowledge, like it or not, yum install epel-release is way easier than
>> to follow "go read our wiki page on adding 3rd party repos and pay
>> attention to priorities". Yes, I know, they should read/learn. But
>> helping them by excluding the "hunt for epel-release and install it"
>> part will not hurt.
> And yum install http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-7
> is hard?
No, it is not. But I've seen more than once people getting confused by 
the fact that the package name changes over time or by confusion between 
the release version and the distro version for which it is intended.

> Googling "install epel-release" gets the following url:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/FAQ#How_can_I_install_the_packages_from_the_EPEL_software_repository.3F
Right. Only that you KNEW what to google for. Incidentally you also took 
for granted that the package name is "epel-release".

> If they can find IRC they should be able to follow enough directions to
> google as above.
If only that was true...

> Oh and in case it is not clear I am in the do nothing camp.