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Re: Release and update procedure for EPEL



On 02.03.2007 13:36, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
Once upon a time Thursday 01 March 2007, Karsten Wade wrote:
On Thu, 2007-03-01 at 11:31 -0600, Michael Stahnke wrote:
Wasn't Red Hat introducing something along the lines of a LAMP stack
that rolls on top of RHEL?  LIke it would actually have PHP5/MySQL
5(or maybe 4.1) on top of RHEL 4.  It was a separate subscription I
thought, but a valid idea.  The latest software for what is needed,
and stable known-good software for the rest.
Yep, launched last September.  From the right-side column here:
https://rhstack.108.redhat.com
... is this list of apps and versions:
HTTPD Apache 2.0.59
JBoss AS 4.0.5
MySQL 5.0.30
PHP 5.1.6
Perl 5.8.8
PostgreSQL 8.1.8
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 4
I suppose that makes those applications and versions not eligible to be
packages in EPEL?  Is eligibility decided by applications or specific
versions or both?  Or some other combination?
EPEL packages are not to replace packages in RHEL so of those we could maybe include JBoss.

+1 (including the maybe)

though things get murky when it comes to Red Hat add on's

Exactly...

Not sure, maybe the compromise needs to be something like this:
---
EPEL Packages must not replace or conflict(¹) with Packages from it's base (e.g. RHEL) or directly related Add-On-Packages for it, that got released in the same timeframe as the RHEL-Release.
---

CU
thl

(¹) -- conflict in the real life meaning of conflict, not the "Conflict:" usage in RPM (that's another discussion for later)


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