relations with other repos in practice

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at
Sun Aug 5 17:23:34 UTC 2007

Patrice Dumas wrote:
> Hello,
> I am about to import most of my packages in EPEL. Some are in other
> repos (dag, dries). For the packages I have looked at (acpitool,
> gnochm), there is no specific need for coordination (no different name,
> split...). I can contact the people maintaining the packages in other
> repos, but do youhave an idea on what should be coordinated? One thing I
> see is the release. It seems to me that the repos should play nice and
> avoid updating over other repo packages. So maybe we could have rules
> like avoid upgrading dag repo by making sure that the release in epel is
> lower? Any idea about this issue, and any idea about other area where 
> coordination is needed?
> What is the status of the agreement betwen repos?

Please see the mailing list history, there is already a great deal of 
discussion on this topic.  There are quite a few repos out there (dag is 
just one of them).


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