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Re: is it possible to add ant-1.7.x to epel?



On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 10:14:36PM +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>>
>> I don't view it as an issue, as long as * the upgrade path is right, 
>> that is the EPEL package is updated by the   corresponding  RHEL/EPEL 
>> package in the next RHEL/EPEL release,   which implies some 
>> coordination with RHEL/EPEL maintainers.
>
> Well, such coordination in the EPEL past afaics often didn't work that  
> well (just like it didn't in the Extras days when Extras maintainers had  
> to deal with maintainers from Fedora Core).

Agreed. I am still quite upset by the lack of coordination around
lesstif/openmotif. This could be a prerequisite for the inclusion of
those packages.

> Well, the 2 I mentioned were (obviously) extreme examples. But as I  
> said: where draw the line/where stop? People likely have good reasons  
> for hundred other packages that are basically new versions of software  
> that is already included in RHEL. I fear that the whole things could get  
> quite messy over time.

As long as the guidelines are followed, including the EPEL specific
ones, I can't see what would be wrong. Maybe there could be a guideline
to force people to ask on this list before they proceed.

--
Pat


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