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

Wed Jul 9 12:43:39 UTC 2014
Morten Stevens <mstevens at fedoraproject.org>

2014-07-09 10:29 GMT+02:00 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.

That's right. In my opinion, this is a CentOS issue. Fedora EPEL is
not only for CentOS. Fedora EPEL packages are also for other RHEL
clones like Scientific Linux or Oracle Linux.

Best regards,