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

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 22:40:23 UTC 2007

Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 04:58:19PM -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Axel Thimm wrote:
>>>> I don't know enough about repotags to understand why everyone needs 
>>>> them.  Can't any repotag be distinguished from no repotag?   Why is 
>>>> there any need for cooperation beyond not choosing the same tag or lack 
>>>> thereof?
>>> All the repotags request was about is to idntify epel packages as such
>>> with a simple tag in the file name, no more, no less. And that already
>>> died with an awful sound.
>> If everyone else has added unique repo tags, isn't the lack of a tag an 
>> equally unique identifier?  I'm missing the point of argument here.
> So you want to reiterate the whole epel-devel repotag fiasco here
> argument by argument? 

No, I want to understand the effect on an end user when only one repo 
refuses to add a unique tag.  I don't want to fight the war - I want to 
know which way to duck.

> The argument was that once a repo drops the
> repotag and foo-1.2.3-4 conflicts with foo-2.0.0-1.blahrepo the
> typical user assumes the former to belong to the distro proper and the
> latter to be the one causing the conflict.

I don't get it. What does the potential to drop a tag have to do with a 
tag not existing in the first place?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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