EPEL built against RHEL or CentOS?

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Tue Apr 6 15:07:32 UTC 2010

Once upon a time, Jeff Sheltren <jeff at osuosl.org> said:
> On Apr 6, 2010, at 7:20 AM, Chris Adams wrote:
> > Is EPEL built against RHEL or CentOS?  I thought it was built against
> > RHEL.  The reason I ask is that the response to the BZ about memcached
> > and libevent is that memcached will be rebuilt after CentOS updates to
> > their copy of RHEL 5.5.
> What's the BZ #?  Waiting for CentOS 5.5 makes sense to me, since updating now would break memcached on any CentOS 5 box running w/ EPEL memcached.


Waiting means RHEL users are broken _right now_.  CentOS users can skip
updating memcached, but RHEL users have to skip updating libeventd and
things that depend on it (including nfs-utils).

I guess it comes down to a question of which OS is EPEL targeted at
first, RHEL or CentOS.  CentOS will always lag behind RHEL, and
sometimes in the past has lagged significantly.  Do RHEL users have to
wait for CentOS to catch up before EPEL will update?
Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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