relations with other repos in practice

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at
Mon Aug 6 15:55:02 UTC 2007

On 05.08.2007 19:10, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> 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? 

In such a case where names, spits are similar and as long as there are
no reports from users about broken deps it can't hurt to contact the
maintainers of other repos to exchange patches, discuss bugs or stuff
like that if there is a need to.

> 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?

I don't think that's possible. Different repos follow different ideas
and different update strategies -- such rules would be problematic and
hindering for everyone afaics.

> [...]


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