[CentOS-devel] A Big Idea for a New Decade [was: Minutes for CentOS Board of Directors 2019-12-18 Meeting]

Kaleb Keithley

kkeithle at redhat.com
Thu Jan 9 16:30:59 UTC 2020

On Thu, Jan 9, 2020 at 10:55 AM Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 08, 2020 at 06:35:13AM -0500, Kaleb Keithley wrote:
> > How is that different than just building them in EPEL and being done with
> > it.
> >
> > Has something changed in the EPEL rules that would now allow us to ship
> > packages that conflict with the packages in base RHEL or a RHEL product
> > like RHGS (GlusterFS) or RHCS (Ceph)?
> Yes -- this should be possible with modularity. You'd ship the conflicting
> packages as an alternate stream. No default streams allowed, but people
> could
> opt in. And presumably there could exist media where that stream is enabled
> by default.

It almost certainly is possible with modularity, but that's a big chunk to
bite off.

More than I have time to tackle at the moment I'm afraid. AFAIK Niels
(ndevos, my "partner" for Gluster, and to a lesser extent NFS-Ganesha) has
no desire, or time, to do anything with modularization.


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