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

Ray Van Dolson rvandolson at esri.com
Mon Jul 30 21:12:43 UTC 2007

On Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 11:08:49PM +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 12:15:31PM -0700, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> > I know EPEL acknowledged that the whole repo-conflicts thing is an
> > issue that needed to be addressed... as has been rehashed many times,
> > they just didn't like repotags.
> The history goes as follows:
> o Dag suggests repotags, Axel back them up
> o _very_ long discussion about repotags
> o repotags get killed by epel, lots of pain for the repos that did
>   carry repotags (at least for ATrpms it was a painful transition)
> o Many repo maintainers and users complain about epel's lack of
>   cooperation
> o epel suddenly reconsiders
> So after the fact everyone can claim anything. The important thing is
> how did epel (or better said certain key persons in there) deal with
> it when they did not see the political ramifications they inflicted
> upon themselves?

I understand how a lot of it "went down" (saw the meetings and am on
the lists as well), I'm just wondering if that aside (I know, hard to
do :), could there feasibly be an RPM-based solution to this that would
make repo-tags obsolete?


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