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Re: RHN software channels & EPEL



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Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:

> Just wondering: would it be fine for EPEL to ship for example
> mysql-connector-odbc under a different name
> ("mysql-connector-odbc-epel")? Then we would not replace packages from
> layered products, just provide something (without support) that's also
> provided by a layered product (which has support).

Well it could become a support nightmare though at the worst case. What
would prevent the entropy from increasing is a nice definition of what
is "Extra Packages" when it comes to "Enterprise Linux" and what are the
essential facts one should consider when going forward adding the EPEL
repository and adding the packages to a subscribed and supportable
Enterprise Linux system

> I'd tend to answer my question from above with "yes".


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