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Re: rpms that just need a rebuild...



On Tue, 2007-03-06 at 22:03 -0800, Greg Swallow wrote:
> I admit I haven't been following all the EPEL discussion that closely, 
> so sorry if this has been brought up before...

Just to be really late to the party:

> But I was wondering if there is room in the plans for a "EPEL-unstable" 
> repository (or something like that), which is just an automatic rebuild 
> of Fedora Extras 6 packages.  For instance I need ~15 php-pear-??? rpms 
> for EL5 that I just rebuilt from the Fedora Extras 6 sources - no 
> modifications to the spec files needed. 

It would be very interesting to have a uniform way to provide RHEL-addon
packages that are unsupported. This would help people who want to
evaluate things on RHEL that are available on Fedora, but aren't in a
state that can be supported by EPEL's or RHEL's standards. 

I would like to point people to a standard repo for those things, and
have them know that the packages were built in a sane way (because they
went through the build system) w/o making any guarantees in terms of API
stability etc. What I, and I suspect others, do right now is to build
such packages whichever way we see fit, and then push them to a custom
yum repo on people.redhat.com or et.redhat.com or ... As a case in
point, I rebuild several of the packages I maintain for Fedora for RHEL4
and RHEL5, and people seem to be using them. This is particularly useful
for RHEL4, where the rebuild might require small tweaks to the specfile.

David






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