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Re: Permanent URL for EPEL configuration



On 27 December 2012 11:15, Michael Stahnke <stahnma puppetlabs com> wrote:
>
>
> On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 9:58 AM, Kevin Fenzi <kevin scrye com> wrote:
>>
>> On Sat, 22 Dec 2012 07:35:51 +0100
>> Remi Collet <Fedora famillecollet com> wrote:
>>
>> > Le 21/12/2012 19:17, Kevin Fenzi a écrit :
>> > > On Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:59:14 +0100
>> > > Remi Collet <Fedora famillecollet com> wrote:
>> > >
>> > >> Why doesn't this exists yet ?
>> > >
>> > > Because there's not an automated way to create it?
>> >
>> > A simple one:
>> >
>> > ln -f 6/i386/epel-release-* epel-release-6.rpm
>>
>> How is that automated? :)
>>
>> Sure, I can do that manually right now, but what makes you think I
>> would notice when there's a new update? Manually putting it on a
>> person is something I want to avoid. ;)
>>
>> Perhaps we could use something from the fedmsg bus to detect when this
>> package is pushed to stable. Or run a cron job that lists the most
>> current one in the repo...
>
>
> Another option, how do we just get epel-release into RHEL? Scientific ships
> with it in their core. It makes things so much nicer. I realize Red Hat
> doesn't want to support everything from EPEL, but having it easily available
> might be nice. I haven't used a RHEL system since 2007 without EPEL anyway
> ;)

I don't believe it will ever happen. Too many customers take it to
mean that what is shipped on Red Hat means it is Red Hat built and
supported. From dealing as a customer the number of times I had to
"report" flash because my boss told me to means that even shipping
EPEL installation instructions means a lot of pain and suffering.

-- 
Stephen J Smoogen.
"Don't derail a useful feature for the 99% because you're not in it."
Linus Torvalds
"Years ago my mother used to say to me,... Elwood, you must be oh
so smart or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I
recommend pleasant. You may quote me."  —James Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd


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