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

Wed Jul 9 14:08:41 UTC 2014
Brian Stinson <bstinson at ksu.edu>

On Jul 09 08:37, 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 ?
> -- 
> Karanbir Singh
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Will there be a "review" process for conflicting packages? I was thinking we
could gather some epel "liasons" who are well-versed in the EPEL policies who
can provide advice to new SIG developers. That way we also have a record of what
conflicts. Of course this doesn't solve the actual technical problem at hand :)


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