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Re: "newer packages"



On Wed, 9 Sep 2009, Steve Traylen wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 12:11 AM, Stephen John Smoogen<smooge gmail com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 12:16 PM, Kevin Fenzi<kevin scrye com> wrote:
> >> On Tue, 8 Sep 2009 12:28:35 -0500 (CDT)
> >> Mike McGrath <mmcgrath redhat com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Should we have a stronger effort to replace older RHEL packages if we
> >>> put them in their own namespace and don't conflict?
> >>
> >> Well, how much interest is there in this?
> >> How many packages would we have?
> >>
>
> One thing we often do at users/developers request is role say
> python2.5 to install along side the system python2.3.4 on say EL4 where
> we aim for it to  do no harm. Users have to explicitly call it.
> I'd be very happy to see and submit things like that.
>

Last place I worked did this.  I was amazed at it all honestly but they
really did have 3 different versions of python in some places *and* used
jython in others.

	-Mike

>
> >> Can the interesting ones that people want really be made to not
> >> conflict with the base RHEL versions?
> >>
> >> This would be a totally seperate 'epel-bleeding' or
> >> 'epel-newer-versions' repo?
> >
> > epel-sid (if it compiles, ship it!)
> >
> > The issues are how to deal with this cleanly (if that is possible). I
> > know that there are people who need newer versions of postgres, mysql
> > etc just to get apps working.. but they also run into the "we need a
> > newer python" which uhm would be very interesting to try and deal
> > with.
> >
> >>> This is sort of a nuanced problem since RHEL5 doesn't feel nearly as
> > --
> > Stephen J Smoogen.
> >
> > Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?
> > -- Robert Browning
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