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Re: incompatible packaging between EPEL and DAG/rpmforge



On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 12:05:16PM -0400, David Mansfield wrote:
> 
> On Tue, 2008-05-27 at 08:13 -0700, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> > > Any ideas on how to proceed?
> > 
> > I think the official answer would be to not use these two repo's
> > together.  EPEL really shouldn't be used with any other 3rd party
> > repo's.
> > 
> > Obviously this isn't really that realistic.  I get around the issue by
> > using the yum priorities plugin.  I generally set EPEL as the second
> > highest priority (after the base repo's) and rpmforge later.
> > 
> > Alternately you can also just specify includepkgs for the packages you
> > need from the repo so nothing else gets stepped on.
> > 
> > I think you will likely find the political challenges more difficult to
> > overcome than the technical ones if you're looking to get things sync'd
> > up and nice between the two repo's. :)
> > 
> 
> Hmm.  It says in the FAQ that EPEL 'encourages' compatibility, and to
> file a bug in bugzilla.  Are you saying that there are a lot of 'deaf
> ears' out there?
> 
> Specifically, if I solve the problem, how do I feed back the fixes?
> This list? fedora-devel? Bugzilla?
> 
> I'm basically selfish, and I'm not looking to change the world, just my
> part.

Well, file a bug by all means... I think a lot of maintainers would be
interested in maintaining compatibility as well.  Search back in the
archives however for a bit of the political background on this whole
topic. :)

Ray


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