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Re: Unstable EPEL? (frequent package updates)



On Tue, 1 Jul 2008 12:25:10 -0400, Andy Gospodarek wrote:

> > I would like to add the distinction between "server" and "desktop" software.
> > While both categories are not always disjoint, it this the distinction is 
> > useful
> > nevertheless: Some things like Firefox, OpenOffice etc. can be updated more
> > often than something like Exim, Apache, ...
> > 
> 
> That is an excellent point.  Should we consider breaking EPEL into an
> EPEL-Base and EPEL-Desktop?  If we had separate repos it might be
> helpful.

Danger lies ahead. This feels like the old Fedora Extras with Core as the
base, where you are stuck if you need base packages newer than what Core
offers. With it comes the desire to upgrade base. And for EPEL that would
mean to upgrade RHEL.

I think RHEL/EPEL/CentOS users should accept that they cannot get the
latest on top of a stable [several years old] base.


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