RHN software channels & EPEL

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Thu Aug 2 08:08:37 UTC 2007

Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:

> Just wondering: would it be fine for EPEL to ship for example
> mysql-connector-odbc under a different name
> ("mysql-connector-odbc-epel")? Then we would not replace packages from
> layered products, just provide something (without support) that's also
> provided by a layered product (which has support).

That depends on how comfortable you are letting EPEL be a way to bypass 
a product requirement essentially. If it is for libraries it might still 
be required and useful for other reasons but what about say fedora 
directory server in EPEL?


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