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

Thu May 14 23:59:57 UTC 2020
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 3:32 PM Michel Alexandre Salim
<michel at michel-slm.name> wrote:
> Hi,
> We're working on validating CentOS 8 for some desktop use cases at work,
> and noticed that after working fine on a machine that's installed
> several months ago, it's now failing on a freshly-installed machine.

Do not get me *started* on the ansible version fun and games, or the
confusing state of the python3 for various EPEL, RHEL and CentOS
migrations. The situation is exacerbated when RHEL elects to use a
kind-of-sort-of distinct naming scheme for software previously
published via EPEL.

It's an ongoing problem. EPEL's decision to show only the most recent
versions of RPMs, and to trim old RPMs out, is a destabilizing problem
and why I make hrdlinked snapshots of EPEL using "rsnapshot" for
internal access to old packages.