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Re: Long-term package versions (RHEL 5+ extended to 10 years until EOL)



On 10 February 2012 13:41, Kevin Fenzi <kevin scrye com> wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Feb 2012 21:17:47 +0100
> Till Maas <opensource till name> wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 05:21:56PM -0500, Tom Diehl wrote:
>> > On Thu, 9 Feb 2012, Till Maas wrote:
>> >
>> > >On Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 03:29:40PM -0500, Tom Diehl wrote:
>> > >
>> > >>Currently, how can I tell if there are any other epel packages
>> > >>that have been orphaned?
>> > >
>> > >You can inspect the list that the following command generates on
>> > >your server:
>> > >package-cleanup --orphans
>> >
>> > I was not aware of that command so I took a look at it. Correct me
>> > if I am wrong but I think that just tells if there is an rpm in any
>> > of the configured repos. With mediawiki package-cleanup shows
>> > nothing since the original mediawiki rpm is still in the repo.
>> >
>> > Am I missing something?
>>
>> Sorry, this was my fault. I assumed that orphaned packages are removed
>> from the repo. But maybe this shows a proper way to deal with this
>> issue: Create a new EPEL repo called epel-orphans or similar, disable
>> it by default and move all orphaned packages there. Then users can
>> still get the lastest orphaned package by enabling epel-orphans and
>> package-cleanup --orphans can be used.
>
> They should be removed from the repos.
>
> Looks like mediawiki wasn't retired correctly. It's orphaned, but you
> need to also request it being blocked by rel-eng.
>

Well I screwed that one. Will work on getting it fixed this weekend.


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