Fedora EPEL Package Build Report 2009-04-21

Manuel Wolfshant wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro
Wed Apr 22 01:05:27 UTC 2009

On 04/21/2009 07:41 PM, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> [...]Why are these packages going into EPEL? These seem to be clear
> violations of the EPEL "Guidelines and Policies":
> "EPEL packages should only enhance and never disturb the Enterprise
> Linux distributions they were build for. Thus packages from EPEL should
> never replace packages from the target base distribution - including
> those on the base distribution as well as layered products;"
Just for the record: since it was mentioned in the bz (see below) but 
ignored: since RHEL 5.3, part of the openjdk stack (i.e. all but the 
browser plugin) has been included in the main distro. However this 
version has a lower EVR than what was already included in EPEL ( not to 
mention that the existing package maintainer was completely ignored).
Bottom line, anyone using RHEL 5.3 (or Centos 5.3) and EPEL will be 
offered the package from EPEL as an update.


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