Fedora EPEL Package Build Report 2007-08-14

rob myers rob.myers at gtri.gatech.edu
Wed Aug 15 21:21:25 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-08-15 at 15:12 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> Orion Poplawski wrote:
> > buildsys at fedoraproject.org wrote:
> >> Packages built and released for Fedora EPEL 5: 77
> >>
> >> NEW arj-3.10.22-3.el5 : Archiver for .arj files
> >> NEW audio-entropyd-1.0.0-4.el5.2 : Generate entropy from audio output
> >> NEW cabextract-1.1-5.el5 : Utility for extracting cabinet (.cab) 
> >> archives
> >
> > Perhaps NEW packages can get automatically moved from "testing" into 
> > the current release tree?  I know I'm still trying to build up all of 
> > my Fedora packages for EPEL.
> This was brought up in #EPEL earlier today and I'd like to hear further 
> discussion from people on the list.
> On the one hand.  EPEL has to get installed and its not hard for people 
> to install both the EPEL and testing repo at the same time.  Some might 
> argue that it discourages new contributors and new packages from being 
> built.
> By pushing new packages, we are risking dep solving issues so our 
> scripts would have to be changed (yet again).  Anyway, I'm right on the 
> line with this one (because I'm happy to enable the testing repo)
> What do you the rest of you think?

I don't want to deal with dep solving issues.  It is more important to
me for EPEL to be stable than to have the latest foo package.  That
said, perhaps there should be a process by which overwhelmingly
fantastic packages could make the transition from "testing" to "current"
independent of RHEL minor releases.  I'd prefer that to be the exception
rather than the rule.


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