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Re: RFC: Rethinking EPEL at FUDcon Lawrence 2013

On 6 December 2012 10:58, Matthew Miller <mattdm fedoraproject org> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 06, 2012 at 10:45:54AM -0700, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
>> Ok looking at the security plugin code it seems it bases its decisions
>> on what is already stored in the repodata. That being the case any
>> sort of plugin is going to need to have extra stuff stored in repodata
>> which means changes to createrepo, rpm, yum-utils, and yum. I don't
>> think this is going to happen so we might as well look for some other
>> solution.
> Why not? The security metadata wasn't always there and _that_ feature got
> added.

It got added before RHEL-6 was out the door. EPEL does not control
yum, createrepo, rpm or yum-utils for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Getting it into there means working with Fedora yum/rpm developers on
how it will be stored.. getting it working in Fedora, then figuring
out how to back port that to the RHEL-5 and RHEL-6 yum's. Then working
with Red Hat on allowing for a large ABI break where old yum users are
guarenteed to still be able to make yum commands without yum crashing
and that new yum users won't crash when reading old yum repos.

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