Starting point for README file

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at
Fri Jul 17 22:04:22 UTC 2009

Welcome to Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL).


Use at your own risk. There is no guarentee that the package will
work or that it will not be upgraded tomorrow to an incompatible

EPEL is a group of people trying to make packages inside of Fedora
available to users of Red Hat(TM) Enterprise Linux (and clones like
CentOS and Scientific Linux). Policies for what packages are allowed
inside of EPEL can be found at

Changes to packages will be announced on
epel-announce-list at Please subscribe at

Packages are built via koji by maintainers and pushed into the EPEL
testing repository. They can be tested there, and votes about problems
can be put into bodhi ( Packages with 0 or
greater scores will be pushed into EPEL stable after two weeks.

EPEL packages are delivered under open source licenses that are allowed
by Fedora. Source code for the packages can be found at various mirrors


Stephen J Smoogen.

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?
-- Robert Browning

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