Branching Asterisk for EPEL

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at
Fri Dec 21 07:31:53 UTC 2007

On 21.12.2007 05:38, Mike McGrath wrote:
> Michael Stahnke wrote:
>> On Dec 20, 2007 1:19 PM, Jeffrey Ollie <jeff at> wrote:
>>> I've had a number of requests to branch the Asterisk packages that are
>>> now (finally) in F-7+ for EL-4 and EL-5.  Most of the dependencies
>>> have been (or soon will be) taken care of. The one problematic package
>>> is speex. The Asterisk package requires speex version 1.2 which is
>>> available in Fedora 7 and onwards.  However, speex in RHEL5 is at
>>> version 1.0.5.  Would it be acceptable to create a speex12 package in
>>> EPEL so that Asterisk can be branched?  The speex12 package would be
>>> for EL-4 and EL-5 only since RHEL6 will presumably provide speex 1.2
>>> itself.
>> Can a bug be filed with RHEL and have them bump/backport the required
>> features for Speex in a future update?
> If possible, I think this is the best route.  Won't hurt to try it.

+1 -- but that could take a while. If it takes to long or if it looks
like it won't happen then I'd we should consider to ship a newer speex.

But we should never ever disturb the RH bits, thus the speex libs should
not be in the default dynamic linker path, as then other packagers
linked against speex might use it (or has it a differnt .so name?) .


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