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Re: Long-term package versions (RHEL 5+ extended to 10 years until EOL)



On Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 05:21:56PM -0500, Tom Diehl wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Feb 2012, Till Maas wrote:
> 
> >On Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 03:29:40PM -0500, Tom Diehl wrote:
> >
> >>Currently, how can I tell if there are any other epel packages that have been
> >>orphaned?
> >
> >You can inspect the list that the following command generates on your
> >server:
> >package-cleanup --orphans
> 
> I was not aware of that command so I took a look at it. Correct me if I am wrong
> but I think that just tells if there is an rpm in any of the configured repos.
> With mediawiki package-cleanup shows nothing since the original mediawiki rpm is
> still in the repo.
> 
> Am I missing something?

Sorry, this was my fault. I assumed that orphaned packages are removed
from the repo. But maybe this shows a proper way to deal with this
issue: Create a new EPEL repo called epel-orphans or similar, disable it
by default and move all orphaned packages there. Then users can still
get the lastest orphaned package by enabling epel-orphans and
package-cleanup --orphans can be used.

Regards
Till


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