Reminder: EPEL-Packages can be moved from testing to stable at any, time! Just ask for it!

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at
Fri Aug 1 15:26:24 UTC 2008

Hi all!

just a reminder(¹): We can push packages from plague's needsign repo 
straight to the proper repos easily; we can also move packages from 
testing to stable at any time -- just send a mail 
epel_signers-members at if there is a good reason to do 
so. Good reason for example are: security fixes and fixes for important 

See also:

>   What do I need to do if I need to get a updated package quickly into 
> the EPEL proper?
> If you want to see a package moved from the testing or needsign repos to 
> the proper EPEL repos (for example to fix important (security) bugs) 
> please test the package once it got build; if it works well send a mail 
> asking for this move to [[MailTo(epel_signers-members AT fedoraproject 
> DOT org )]


(¹) Why do I come up with this now you ask? Well, there is a easy 
answer: I noticed that a EPEL specific bug was closed just a few hours 
after todays testing -> stable move. I was curious and looked closer at 
the bug; it was a broken dep in a package from EPEL proper due to a new 
Firefox in EL. The bug had been reported on 2008-07-16 and fixed in 
testing a few days later. The package IMHO should have been pushed 
straight to stable or moved from testing to stable within two or three 
days. But seems the packager just waited for the next move :-/

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