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

Wed Jul 9 12:14:27 UTC 2014
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

On 07/09/2014 12:24 PM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 07/09/2014 02:37 AM, Karanbir Singh 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 ?
> The only real way to handle it is with excludes or priorities in the yum
> config files .. that, or some other thing like epochs or higher versions
> in the centos.org content to make it newer (assuming that is the goal).

I am hoping we can find a way to communicate this and sync with the epel
folks in a manner that it does not cause too much issues. priorities
will help i guess, but it will cause issues when people want to consume
one and not the other ( either way ), specially when its down to libs

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