Checking for overlapping files/packages in EPEL and RHEL

Kevin Fenzi kevin at
Wed Aug 12 18:15:35 UTC 2009

On Mon, 10 Aug 2009 14:02:02 -0600
Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 9:52 PM, Ricky Zhou<ricky at>
> wrote:
> > Hey, I did some querying to find overlaps between EPEL and RHEL 4/5
> > today.  Here's the summary of what I found:
> >
> > (All of these checks were performed against i386 only.)
> Thanks ricky. I think this will be useful in the future when cleaning
> up our old pile and getting items set for RHEL-6 in the coming 6
> months or so.

Agreed. ;) 

> We need to figure out what packages are duplicates and what have been
> pulled into EPEL from RHEL. I used to use the CentOS DVD's for that as
> you can see what has been 'dropped'/added over time.

Yeah, we should get these cleaned up asap. 

Did you also check versions? Ie, where EPEL or RHEL was newer? 

Thanks for running this script. Perhaps we could plan on running it

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