[CentOS-devel] Shipping an EPEL release

Fri Sep 14 15:46:09 UTC 2012
Alan Bartlett <ajb at elrepo.org>

On 13 September 2012 16:32, 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 :
> 1) Shipping epel-release in CentOS-Extras, so its installable, usable
> out of the box.
> 2) Shipping epel-release in the distro itself, with the epel repos's
> enabled=false. This is the option that most people seem to want, but I
> am least keen on.
> 3) do nothing, leave things as they are.

Apologies for my delayed response. (I'm still in "catch-up" mode.)

If EPEL were to tag their RPM packages such that the package ownership
is perfectly clear I would vote for (1). Unfortunately EPEL declines
to tag their packages, so my vote is thus (3).