On 11/23/2012 09:47 AM, Tomáš Smetana wrote:In my opinion, it's not necessary to have each package in each
> And does every package have to be present in all the channels? I can imagine
> a package having a different maintainer in each channel or not to be present
> in some at all: if maintaining more versions at once or backporting patches
> is beyond the maintainers possibilities, he may decide to only re-package the
> new upstream stuff in "unstable" or just backport critical patches to the
> "old" channel.
> Yes, I understand this may shift the complications to the users who will have
> to invent more complicated yum configurations to get the right packages from
> the right channels.
repository. Yum will do it's magic and select that package with the
highest version number. E.g if you choose just the base EPEL-6 branch,
then you should get the latest version of your desired package from
there. If you also enabled e.g. EPEL-6.1 and the package from there is
newer, then yum will fetch it from there. If that package doesn't exist
there, you'll get, what's in EPEL-6.
So using newer versions which may include upgrades, you'll need to
enable another repository.
But to be clear, I just intend ONE version upgrade for a package for
each new repo, so when you chose to enable that newer repo, you'll stick
on that provided version.