[CentOS] nodejs, epel, SCL

Mon Jun 2 15:24:01 UTC 2014
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 10:15 AM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
> >>>>
>>> I consider this a bug, as the SCL's should be self-contained. We'd need
>>> to see if this occurs upstream as well, and then file a bug there if so.
>> There's really a bigger issue of how EPEL is supposed to fit in the
>> world of 'other' repositories.  What should happen when
>> centosplus/extras has a same-named package?  Other 3rd parties?
> Then you have to figure it out ... it happens.  Many different repos
> have packages with the same name.  If the repos don't play nicely with
> each other, well then that is their fault.  Garbage in / Garbage out.

The typical scenario is that EPEL doesn't initially have a package so
you have to get it from some other repository.   Then EPEL adds it,
but with different build/configuration options so every time the
updates leapfrog your system breaks.   Is this really not a solvable
problem?    Should we just expect EPEL to  wantonly clobber anything,
including Centosplus/extras?

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com