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Re: EPEL, RHEL-5Server and RHEL-5Client



On Thu, Jul 12, 2007 at 08:24:20PM +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> 
> 
> On 12.07.2007 20:08, Rex Dieter wrote:
> > Konstantin Ryabitsev wrote:
> > 
> >> So, here's a fun situation:
> >>
> >> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=246444
> >>
> >> In brief:
> >>
> >> * python-imaging in EPEL conflicts with python-imaging in RHEL-5Client
> >> * upstream (RHEL5) requests to remove python-imaging because EPEL is
> >> not supposed to override upstream
> >> * removing python-imaging will break dependencies in RHEL-5Server
> > 
> > remove it from epel, and RHEL-5Server folks will probably have to live with
> > broken deps.
> 
> +1
> 
> A real long term solution might be to have a kind of dynamic exclude
> list (done by a yum-plugin with pre-generated lists maybe? no idea, just
> thinking loud) that would exclude all packages depending on
> python-imaging on EL5Server.

Sounds like:

1) a lot of work.

and 

2) really cool way to really confuse our users. (why can't I install
foo? it is in the repo?)

--
Michael


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