[CentOS-devel] How do I request a new package repo in CentOS 8/9 Stream?

Fri Apr 16 03:30:54 UTC 2021
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 1:23 PM Kaleb Keithley <kkeithle at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 1:04 PM Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 01:00:40PM -0400, Kaleb Keithley wrote:
>> > Yes, parts of Ceph and GlusterFS will be in 9.  I've been operating on the
>> > premise though that the SIG packages that are landing in 8stream and
>> > 9stream are for people who are using 8stream or 9stream and want to try
>> > them out ahead of time. Have I misunderstood?
>> >
>> > And BTW, AIUI, I'm not allowed to package them in EPEL.
>> Is that because they overlap with RHEL packages? It should still be
>> acceptable to package them as a module in EPEL.
> Yes, they overlap with a) layered products (RHGS, RHCS) that Red Hat ships _on_ RHEL, and b) subsets of those layered products that ship _in_ RHEL; i.e. selected Ceph libraries and GlusterFS client-side packages.
> And I haven't even scratched the surface of modules in Fedora or EPEL. Stephen Gallegher and I had some conversations a couple years ago when Fedora modules were new about making GlusterFS modules, but the need then for modules was unclear, and I've never looked any further into that.

Modules are like Richard Stallman. Unkempt, difficult to tolerate, and
unwelcome on many campuses, even if the philosphy sounds very
appealing at first glance and it's not being deliberately offensive.
(And yes, I've known rms since the 1980's.)