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Re: "newer packages"



On Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 05:04:59AM -0700, Karsten Wade wrote:
> 
> EPEL is the stable, stolid, same-old-you-can-rely-upon moving at the
> pace of RHEL itself.
> 
> An exciting, new, updated parallel/conflicting package set should have
> a new name and identity.

Parallel packages may be as 'stable, solid, same-old-you-can-rely-upon'
than EPEL in general. A relevant case for having a parallel installable
version of an existing package is when a newer package is also stable,
maybe even more stable than the existing version, or more featurefull and 
as stable, but has (documented) incompatibilities such that simply 
upgrading is not an option.

Such a case will certainly be more and more frequent as EPEL becomes 
older. 

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Pat


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