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Re: EPEL-5 and RHEL 5.1 packages




On 08.11.2007 22:22, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Thu, 08 Nov 2007 22:08:10 +0100
> Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora leemhuis info> wrote:
> 
>> Which still does not solve the problem that started this thread...
> 
> Correct.  To solve the problem at the start of this thread, perhaps it
> would make sense to pre-populate the buildsystem with the next point
> release bits at the same time they're being staged for release, or
> close to it, so that EPEL can on the same day of a point release claim
> that they support that release.  Just takes more cooperation between
> EPEL leaders and Red Hat.

And excludes all those contributers and users that don't have a RHEL
license, as the resulting bits might lead to broken deps when one runs
"yum update" on a CentOS machine right now (¹) with EPEL which depends
on a lib that is shipped in the newly released RHEL update. Seems that's
the case in the mail that started this thread.

That would be totally unacceptable IMHO.

Cu
knurd

(¹) -- e.g. before CentOS 5.1 is available


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