packages that conflict with centos?

Michael DeHaan mdehaan at
Fri Jul 27 15:48:59 UTC 2007

Jeff Sheltren wrote:
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> On Jul 8, 2007, at 9:23 AM, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>> On 07.07.2007 16:32, Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
>>> I for one am 100% in favor of including them in EPEL. At least because
>>> RH5 uses yum.
>> +1 (except centos-yumconf of course)
>> But we should not create trouble for CentOS, so I'm in favor of this,
>> what was said somewhere else in this thread:
>> On 07.07.2007 22:58, Steven Pritchard wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jul 07, 2007 at 10:47:25PM +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
>>>> But then EPEL conflicts with Centos.
>>> Why not just track their package with a lower Release?
>> CU
>> thl
> I have rebuilt the following packages by using those included in 
> CentOS 4.5 and prepending a '0' to the release tag (and in some cases, 
> adding a dist tag):
> createrepo
> python-elementtree
> python-sqlite
> python-urlgrabber
> sqlite
> yum
> For the yum package I also made a change to the yum.conf file which 
> gets installed so that it looks at redhat-release instead of 
> centos-release. CentOS users should not be installing these packages 
> due to the lower release number, so this should work nicely to allow 
> RHEL 4 users to install yum if needed.
> I've put all the SRPMs here:
> The sha1sums can be found in sha1sums.txt signed with my gpg key.
> If these packages look good to everyone, I'm willing to coordinate 
> with the Fedora maintainers to get these into EPEL. If the maintainers 
> don't want to maintain the package in EPEL, I am willing to 
> co-maintain them in EPEL (or have someone else do it if anyone's 
> interested).
> Thoughts, questions, comments?
> - -Jeff
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I haven't looked at these packages yet, but I'm really glad to see this 
work being done. I mentioned this on #epel a few days ago -- lots of 
folks will be looking for yum to be there.

The selfish reason for me to want it is that Cobbler 
( uses it for repository management and is 
otherwise broken in EPEL ( -- the not so 
selfish reason is tons of RHEL4 users are already using yum for various 
things (including maintaining their own repositories of lots of stuff, 
including, sometimes, updates) and it would be nice if they could get 
their yum from EPEL and use yum with EPEL if they wanted.


--Michael DeHaan

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