[CentOS-devel] [EPEL-devel] Re: Handling packages retired in epel but not yet available in CentOS?

Thu May 14 23:23:10 UTC 2020
Michel Alexandre Salim <michel at michel-slm.name>

On 5/14/20 1:03 PM, Troy Dawson wrote:
> On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 12:32 PM Michel Alexandre Salim
> <michel at michel-slm.name> wrote:

>> https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/zstd/history/dead.package?identifier=epel8
>> The package is only in BaseOS in 8.2 though, and CentOS 8.2 is not out
>> -- the only repo that has it now is 8-stream:
>> https://mirrors.edge.kernel.org/centos/8-stream/BaseOS/x86_64/os/Packages/
>> 8.1.1911 does not have the package:
>> https://mirrors.edge.kernel.org/centos/8.1.1911/BaseOS/x86_64/os/Packages/
> There is the EPEL archives.
> This is fairly recent, but we did a snapshot of 8.1 a bit before 8.2 came out.
> We plan on doing this for each minor release (7 and 8).
> Fedora Archives are not on all the mirrors, so it might be a little
> slower, depending on where you get it from, but at least it's there.
> https://archives.fedoraproject.org/pub/archive/epel/8.1/
Oh, that's an option, thanks. the archives site tends not to be mirrored 
as widely though, so if we want to use it we might end up mirroring it 

Per what Paul said (using Stream) I suppose we could also enable the 
Stream repo but set it at a lower priority so we only use packages that 
are not found elsewhere.


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