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Re: repotags proposal

On Sun, 20 May 2007, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:

> I wrote a quick proposal for repotags in EPEL. If people really want
> repotags in EPEL please speak up in this thread -- I'd really like to
> see that contributors really want repotags before I propose this
> proposal for voting in a SIG meeting.
> == Proposal for the use of repotags for EPEL ==
> The EPEL Steering Committee hereby gives a agreement to use a ".epel"
> repotag for all newly build packages in the EPEL repositories for EL4
> and EL5. It's just an agreement to start using repotags after people
> that are interested in repotags worked out a technical solution. Before
> that solution is getting realized in EPEL it has o be proposed to and
> accepted by the Fedora Packaging Committee, which is responsible for the
> rules around writing spec files for EPEL (and Fedora) and thus has a
> word to say in this discussion, too.
> The EPEL Steering Committee gives this agreement only as long as
> following points are meet by the technical solution:
>  * it must remain possible to simply copy spec files between Fedora and
> EPEL branches without modifications
>  * no hacks to the buildsys or modifications to the rpms after their
> initial creation
>  * the repotag must be used my all packages
>  * no abuse of the disttag
> That agreement if given for EL4 and EL5 only -- the EPEL Steering
> Committee would like to see a technical solution that properly solves
> the problem repotags are trying to solve currently.
> == EOF ==

That's like saying: we do want to look at it objectively, but here are 
some requirements that make it impossible to implement.

Kind regards,
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