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Re: Questions about EPEL Distribution



Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> On 31.10.2007 16:14, Perry N. Myers wrote:
>> I am working on a project that requires EPEL RPMs as part of the installation
>> process.
> 
> Sounds interesting.
> 
> /me wonders what this exatly is about, but I suppose you'll tell us
> sooner or later.

The details of what we're doing are still under wraps, but there is work
underway to make things more public.  :)

>>  We also need to support environments where the target machines are
>> disconnected from the Internet.  My question is, how would you (the EPEL
>> maintainers) prefer to have these packages distributed?  Here are the options as
>> I see them:
>>
>> 1. Include the needed EPEL RPMS on our distribution media.
>> 2. Include the epel-release RPM only and provide instructions for setting up a
>> local EPEL mirror and modifying the epel.repo file to point to that local mirror.
> 
> Hmmm, why not simply do both? E.g. the epel-packages as part of your
> distribution media including the repo files for epel. Then users get
> (security) updates when EPEL releases them. And those that want the
> packages locally can set up a local epel mirror.

That sounds good to me.

Thanks for the feedback.

Perry



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