[CentOS] Dag's comment at linuxtag

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Mon Jun 29 18:28:51 UTC 2009

On Mon, 29 Jun 2009, Les Mikesell wrote:

> Radu-Cristian FOTESCU wrote:
>> OTOH, Dag is in a funny position: he's the main maintainer of RPMforge,
>> which has 2 main issues:
>> (1) It's broken, at least partially. Try install audacious for one.
>> (2) It's incompatible with EPEL. Try install MPlayer and VLC with EPEL
>> enabled.
> I don't like this situation either, but when 2 repositories have conflicts,
> shouldn't the one that has been serving people longer have some consideration by
> the newer players?  That is, shouldn't EPEL work to avoid conflicts with
> pre-existing, well known repositories?

At LinuxTag I offered to work towards merging by spending time on making 
both repositories compatible only if the Fedora project values it as well. 
We can't make them compatible without merging simply because new 
incompatibilities are easy to introduce and Fedora will never accept a 
policy where they validate compatibility before making available.

Now, I always thought that RPMforge wouldn't have the resources to
start making the repositories compatible, but apparently the Fedora 
projecy is simply not even interested in doing this.

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