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Re: incompatible packaging between EPEL and DAG/rpmforge



On Tue, 2008-05-27 at 09:11 -0700, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 12:05:16PM -0400, David Mansfield wrote:
> > 
> > On Tue, 2008-05-27 at 08:13 -0700, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> > > > Any ideas on how to proceed?
> > > 
> > > I think the official answer would be to not use these two repo's
> > > together.  EPEL really shouldn't be used with any other 3rd party
> > > repo's.
> > > 
> > > Obviously this isn't really that realistic.  I get around the issue by
> > > using the yum priorities plugin.  I generally set EPEL as the second
> > > highest priority (after the base repo's) and rpmforge later.
> > > 
> > > Alternately you can also just specify includepkgs for the packages you
> > > need from the repo so nothing else gets stepped on.
> > > 
> > > I think you will likely find the political challenges more difficult to
> > > overcome than the technical ones if you're looking to get things sync'd
> > > up and nice between the two repo's. :)
> > > 
> > 
> > Hmm.  It says in the FAQ that EPEL 'encourages' compatibility, and to
> > file a bug in bugzilla.  Are you saying that there are a lot of 'deaf
> > ears' out there?
> > 
> > Specifically, if I solve the problem, how do I feed back the fixes?
> > This list? fedora-devel? Bugzilla?
> > 
> > I'm basically selfish, and I'm not looking to change the world, just my
> > part.
> 
> Well, file a bug by all means... I think a lot of maintainers would be
> interested in maintaining compatibility as well.  Search back in the
> archives however for a bit of the political background on this whole
> topic. :)

Will do.  Next post I'll have something more substantial for people to
argue about ;-)

Thanks,
David




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