RHN software channels & EPEL

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Thu Aug 2 06:41:57 UTC 2007

Andrey KLYACHKIN wrote:
> Hallo all,
> how EPEL will deal with so called software channels in RHN? E.g., RHEL4 
> has channel Red Hat Web Application Stack and it contains httpd-2.0.55 
> (which replaces standard httpd-2.0.52 from RHEL4) and 
> mysql-connector-odbc-3.51.12 (there is no such package in the standard 
> RHEL4 distribution). Will EPEL packages be built without replacing 
> packages only from standard distribution or also from additional 
> software channels and Red Hat products (such as RHCS, GFS, ...)?

These are called layered products and they won't be replaced by EPEL 
either. This is answered in the EPEL FAQ at 


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