RHN software channels & EPEL

R P Herrold herrold at owlriver.com
Fri Aug 3 02:42:47 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2 Aug 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")?

and this form of 'at the end of the package name' marking 
would be an improvement, compared to a repotag at the end of 
release, just how?

It is just as unsightly, and just as much, if not worse, 
namespace clutter, but worse, as it now would need to carry an 
explicit (and manual, hence error-prone) spec file mungeing:
   Provides: mysql-connector-odbc
entry for dependency resolution.  Just wait until a versioned 
Provides is needed which cannot be well expressed.

-- Russ Herrold

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