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Re: EPEL Meeting: Last Call for topics for 2008-03-26



On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 5:34 PM, Michael Stahnke <mastahnke gmail com> wrote:
> I probably won't make the meeting.
>
>  >   RHEL Meta Data
>  As I tried to explain in the past, this is difficult, because it's an
>  unknown target.  Some people want full search capabilities of RHN, and
>  we can't easily provide that.  For most cases, however, repoquery and
>  yum give enough good information.
>  The most common use cases I see are:
>    * What's the version of package XYZ in RHEL?  (Use yum/repoquery)
>    * Is package XYZ included in RHEL?  (Use yum/repoquery)
>    * What are the differences in packages between CentOS and RHEL ? (
>  http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS5.1/#head-bcaed48ff64328cc23cbef681289c5d8ae7efa05)
>
>  More obscure cases
>   * What package provides lib-XYZ?
>   * How do I see the changelog for packages?  (Repoquery again)
>   * Is package foo included in other Red Hat channel other than base
>  RHEL.  (This one is a bit harder).
>   * What packages are coming up in RHEL version X.Y+1 that will
>  obsolete EPEL packages? (again, not a clear way)
>
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>  stahnma
>

Basically, if we could put a really nice front end on repoquery, most
problems would be easily solved.  I think some of the issues are not
everyone having an EL box to build upon.


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