[CentOS] [OT] EPEL update?

Mon Dec 3 12:44:20 UTC 2018
Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>

On Mon, 3 Dec 2018 at 06:00, isdtor <isdtor at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> OT for this list, but maybe I can get some pointers - how hard is it to get some packages updated in EPEL? The project web site sends you from link to link, and the ML web interface is horrible. No interest here to become a package maintainer or regular contributor.

If you have interest in being a package maintainer or regular
contributor it can be very hard to get packages updated. EPEL is
trying to mainly deal with people who want long term supported package
sets with limited manpower to do so.

> I have taken it upon myself to rebuild MATE from Fedora 29, seeing that the current EPEL-7 packages are four revisions behind. Also updated a few packages to their latest upstream version.

If you are needing the latest upstream versions... I would say you are
probably going to need to maintain these things yourself. As much as
you want/need the latest MATE or some other item there are other
people who don't and EPEL package maintainers can't satisfy both

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Stephen J Smoogen.