[CentOS] The delays on CentOS 5.6 are causing EPEL incompatibilities

Nico Kadel-Garcia nkadel at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 15:23:23 UTC 2011

There are significant components of the upstream 5.6 release which are
stuck behind the CentOS 5.6 release process, but are now incorporated
in EPEL 5 components. In particular, the "php53" package is now
necessary for the "drupal6" EPEL components, due to the long out of
date PHP 5.1 in the default upstream vendor's codebase.

I see that some of these components are available in the "testing"
repository at http://dev.centos.org/centos/5/CentOS-Testing.repo. But
this isn't published with centos-release. fasttrack is. Would it be
reasonable to push these "testing" components over to "fasttrack"?
Given our "upstream vendor's" policy of making all the updates
available to all the previous releases in their main "channels", I'm
not sure there's any reason not to present them, at least to the
fasttrack" channel, and migrate them from "fasttrack" to "updates" as

Other components for such fasttrack publication might include bind97,
which some CentOS users have been asking for.

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