[CentOS-devel] Overlap between EPEL and CentOS ( non upstream pkgs )

Wed Jul 9 08:29:07 UTC 2014
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 3:37 AM, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:
> hi,
> We are going to need to find a way to address content in CentOS ( or
> well, content in EPEL ) where there are packages in centos that didnt
> come from rhel but are going to overlap with whats in EPEL.
> Technically, this is a centos.org issue since EPEL's mandate requires
> them to not overlap with RHEL[1]. But with stuff going into
> CentOS-Extras/ and more content coming onboard from SIG's - and even
> from Core SIG - how are we going to address the overlap / flapping
> potential with EPEL ?
> I am going to be pulling in cloud-init with a couple of deps, need to
> have these in the centos.org repos to do cloud instance builds.
> - KB
> [1]: I am not sure if EPEL cant overlap with base RHEL or with variants
> and layered products ?

EPEL is historically exremely cautios *not* to overlap with RHEL, and
thus with basic CentOS. extras..... is another issue.