[CentOS] Ansible repository shenanigans in EL7

Wed Apr 11 15:11:18 UTC 2018
me at tdiehl.org <me at tdiehl.org>

On 11 Apr 2018 09:48 Fabian Arrotin wrote:

> On 11/04/18 13:58, James Hogarth wrote:
> > For those not aware ansible has been deprecated in RHEL7 from the extras
> > repository.
> > 
> > In the RHEL specific world it's now in an optional "product" (basically an
> > optional subscription) that is part of any RHEL subscription, but it's opt
> > in.
> > 
> > As a result ansible is back in the EPEL7 repository for 2.5.0+ , having
> > been removed for  ansible 2.4.2 when it got introduced to the  RHEL extras
> > repo.
> > 
> > I have no idea what, if anything, the CentOS team will do with the ansible
> > in the CentOS7 extras repository.
> That's a good question, as "orphaning" it would be an issue for all
> people now getting it directly from Extras, if they don't have epel
> added (also "opt-in")
> AFAICS, nothing is pushed to git.centos.org anymore for it :
> https://git.centos.org/summary/rpms!ansible.git
> So I guess it would be a question for the centos-devel list :
> - either we orphan it (and the other pkgs required for it) from extras
> - or we try to build those and continue to provide ansible

Does it really matter which repo it comes from?

I would expect the users of ansible to be smart enough to get it from epel
or extras. As long as we know how to get it I do not see this as a big deal.

It seems that since it is already being built for EPEL, that would be the path
of least resistance for the Centos devs.

Just my $.02


Tom			me at tdiehl.org