RHN software channels & EPEL

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Thu Aug 2 08:53:01 UTC 2007

On 02.08.2007 10:42, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> On 02.08.2007 10:28, Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay wrote:
>> 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).
>> Well it could become a support nightmare though at the worst case.
> Well, we'd need to make sure the different packages don't get installed
> at the same time. But yeah, point taken.
> *If* we ever should need a *library* in EPEL that's currently part of a
> layered product then it might be the best for all parties involved to
> ship that library in RHEL proper, and not in the layered product.

In addition: maybe we should in fact discuss this further when this
"*if*" case actually shows up and then look out for a individual
solution together with Red Hat that serves both sides needs somehow.


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