Complete RHEL package lists?

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at
Tue Aug 21 12:05:24 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 21 August 2007, Dag Wieers wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Aug 2007, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> > I'm about to submit tomcat-native (also known as libtcnative, tcnative)
> > for review in Fedora, but my primary interest for it is EL-5,
> > specifically CentOS 5.
> >
> > But before doing that, I'd like to verify that it is not already
> > available in some RHEL 5 channels and that the package won't cause
> > problems if it's shipped in EPEL 5, if I should adjust something etc. 
> > For CentOS 5 it's fine, but I don't have a RHEL 5 box at the moment that
> > I could use to check for possible conflicts and the like.
> It won't be fine for CentOS 5 either if it is not fine for RHEL 5. CentOS
> also rebuilds the source packages from other RHN channels and even if they
> may not be available right now they may be in the future. So the same
> concerns hold true.

Ok, that just amplifies the point that the information requested below seems 
to be critical prerequisite for inclusion of *any* package in EPEL.  Steering 
committee, please process this request with high priority.

> > Is there a complete list of all binary packages included in all RHEL
> > channels that EPEL should be compatible with available somewhere? 
> > Complete public binary repodatas (just the metadata, not packages) of
> > binary packages included in them would be nice.
> That would be interesting indeed. A complete list of binary packages,
> metadata and a list of all the SRPMs (just to verify if they all are on
> the mirrors and have not been mistakenly forgotten).

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