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

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 12:51:45 UTC 2007

Axel Thimm wrote:

> Maybe the original draft will be picked up by other projects to signal
> their mode of collaboration, let's see. It certainly was in thge
> spirit of the existing 3rd party repos.

Maybe you should cut them a little slack considering that they are not 
so experienced as the rest of you...

> Furthermore there have been many quotes in IRC and mail of various
> current EPEL steering members that they "aim higher" than the existing
> repos or see EPEL as the only repo long term and the like.

As long as there are policies about what can be in a repo or who can put 
it there, there can never be just one repo.  Everyone should understand 
that by now.

> On the positive side one must say that Max Spevack was interested in a
> collaboration between EPEL and the rest of the world, but he's not
> forcing it onto the EPEL people.

I've never quite understood why you don't just give the packages 
different names if they already exist in the disto-supported repo but 
there might be some reason to want your version instead (or besides).

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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