[CentOS-devel] Adding the EPEL release package to the extras repository

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Thu Jun 26 00:28:03 UTC 2014

On 06/25/2014 06:30 PM, Peter wrote:
> On 06/26/2014 10:28 AM, Jim Perrin wrote:
>> In the discussions for putting CentOS 7 together, the board's agreed to
>> make the epel-release package available in the centos-extras repository
>> as part of the el7 build.
>> Are there any objections to this before we execute?
> My main concern would be that it would give an implicit approval of all
> EPEL packages for CentOS 7.  That also implies that we would support
> EPEL packages in the IRC channel and other forums even though CentOS has
> no control over those packages at all.
> On the flip side it also means that to be fair CentOS should include the
> -release packages for other third-party repositories as well.

We would come up with a process for other repos, yes.  But we have to
start somewhere and EPEL is the one the board thinks we should start with.

WRT the IRC support, we can redirect people to #epel if it is related
specifically to packaging, etc  .. and we can support other things
(assuming someone knows the info) in #centos.  We should likely support
more things in #centos anyway :)

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