[CentOS] Re: Mixing RPMforge and EPEL (Was: EPEL repo)

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Sun Jul 29 20:29:11 UTC 2007

Dag Wieers wrote:

> On Fri, 27 Jul 2007, JC Júnior wrote:
>> I received a message about EPEL repository, I would like to know if this
>> repo is long term support too.
> Let me add that an effort to make sure EPEL is compatible with RPMforge
> failed as EPEL wants to become the only repository for RHEL and there is
> no interest to consider current RPMforge users.
> EPEL refused the repotag, so one cannot easily identify where a package
> comes from and mixing repositories becomes harder. Since compatibility is
> a 2 way interaction and EPEL shows no interest, it is certain that mixing
> EPEL with other repositories may break something.

Interesting you say that.  It's quite a stetch from "no repotags" to
conclude "EPEL has no interest" in compatibility.

In fact, epel (and fedora) repo is, by design and policy, supposed to be
compatible and considerate of other repos, e.g. most notably,
(among other project policy documents).

When I posted the aforementioned repository collaboration document to the
rpmforge list(s) for comment, it received none.  

-- Rex

-- Rex

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