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Re: Relationship to existing 3rd party repos/CentOS/SL?

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On Apr 14, 2007, at 10:21 AM, Axel Thimm wrote:
On Sat, Apr 14, 2007 at 10:11:26AM -0400, Jeff Sheltren wrote:

Hi Axel, I'm a bit confused about which statement you are referring
to in your first sentence, could you please clarify for me?

That voting about repotags is a 99% political decision of playing nice
with other 3rd party repos. The remaining 1% was shared between
confusion between RHEL and EPEL packages and technical implementation.

I'm glad that you brought up this subject directly as I feel it does
need to be addressed.  In your questions, are you referring to all
possible "3rd party" repos, or only to a few of the biggest ones - if
so, which are considered big enough to be considered?

I'm a fair player, I'm not casting away small or new repos. This
sounds like you're running one yourself, which one is it?

In my opinion it is difficult at best to enable multiple repos on a
single machine.

Which is due to lack of coordination of these repos.

Axel, I would also be interested to know what your thoughts are on
the questions you posed to the list.  How would you like to see EPEL
and other repos interact (if at all)?

Well, I'm one of the few that voted in favour of EPEL playing nice
with other repos, so I'm interested in a healthy two-way interaction.

No, I'm not running anything other than private local repos packages which I need to customize, etc. A lot of that is stuff that I hopefully won't have to do once EPEL is up and running. The point I was trying to make is, there is the possibility of having many small repos floating around - and if we're trying to look out for everyone's interests, as you are implying we should, then they should certainly be considered as well.

I'm all for playing nice with other repos, but I still believe that trying to work out all the technical and political issues is far more trouble than it is worth. There seem to be so many issues that need rules/guidelines that we would be spending all our time voting/ debating and be left with no time for actually creating packages.

- -Jeff
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