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Re: Collaboration



Johnny Hughes wrote:

> Question1:
> If RPMforge has a perfectly working ClamAV for EL5, and if we are
> collaborating, why would EPEL build ClamAV? 
> Question2:
> If ATRPMS has a perfectly working nx/freenx for EL5, and if we are
> collaborating, why would EPEL build nx / freenx?

Other reasonable answers to the general assertion of "why does EPEL build
package X already in repo Y":
* EPEL (and Fedora) is self-hosting and can't BuildRequires/Requires
packages from other repos.
* why force users to use N different repos to get all the packages they
want?

> Why does that make me even the slightest bit nervous ... I mean, Red Hat
> would never ever pull the plug on supporting Fedora EPEL 

A good question that deserves a good answer: Red Hat isn't behind EPEL,
*Fedora* is.  In short, EPEL can/would exist with or without Red Hat's
blessing/help (of course, things are much better *with*).

> (Or the mythical Fedora EL, if it happened and put CentOS out 
> of business), would they? 

Doesn't really fit Fedora's objectives, so I don't see any chance of this
(soon, anyway).

-- Rex





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