[CentOS] mock, extras vs epel

Todd Denniston Todd.Denniston at tsb.cranrdte.navy.mil
Tue Nov 3 00:09:49 UTC 2009

I am looking to be a bit more standard in the builds of my CentOS rpms, and so I was about to 
install mock but noticed that there is one provided in the centos/5/extras and another in epel.

epel is obviously newer, but are there reasons/experiences in this group that would suggest sticking 
with the extras version instead? Or even reasons other than the shiny version number on the epel one 
to go with it?

Is the extras version the version used by the upstream provider and thus the CentOS team keeps it 
around to do the matching builds?

Thanks for the clarifications.
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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