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Re: Packages duplicated between EL-5 sub-channels and EPEL



On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 8:06 PM, Dennis Gilmore <dennis ausil us> wrote:
> On Thursday 14 January 2010 07:01:37 pm Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 5:28 PM, Kevin Fenzi <kevin tummy com> wrote:
>> > On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 17:21:31 -0700
>> >
>> > Stephen John Smoogen <smooge gmail com> wrote:
>> >> Ok there are 76 direct conflicts between RH sub-channels and EPEL
>> >
>> > Which sub-channels exactly?
>
> Packages in satellite, directory server, and certificate system are expected to
> possibly cause conflicts.  the open source equivilent are branded under
> diferent product names and are undergoing work explictly to get them into
> epel.

That is interesting.

> I know i personally pulled a bunch of the packages from epel to put into
> satellite and if we pull them from epel i would be extremely disappointed.
> In the satellite case you only have a supported satellite server if you use
> software from the rhn channels  adding epel to a satellite box will
> immediately make you unsupported.

Adding EPEL makes a RHEL box of any sort unsupported, but Red Hat is
not a stickler about this unless what you have done is likely the
cause your problem. Then you remove it and reproduce.

Thinking more about this I do think someone running a layered product
would probably be much less likely to use a third party repo though
than other random RHEL boxes would be.

If Red Hat is using EPEL as an upstream for its layered products I
think EPEL should be able to expect some cooperation from Red Hat in
the future.

John


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