RHEL6 beta repos for EPEL buildroots

Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
Fri Aug 27 19:47:53 UTC 2010

On Wed, 25 Aug 2010 19:15:48 +0100
Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> wrote:

> Is there any forecast for if/when this is going to happen? I have a
> bug waiting on this:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=553142
> I was intending to clone a package from the workstation optional
> packages in EPEL but need to see if they are going to be included in
> the buildroots instead.

Yeah, currently my understanding of where we are at: 

- Dennis is asking RHEL folks if there is now, or is going to be a
  "Productivity" channel for RHEL6 server. If there is, we can use this
  as we do in EPEL5 buildroots. That way everything works and everyone
  can install things fine. 

- If there isn't going to be such a channel, we are in a bit of a mess.
  We can do: 

a) Just say EPEL is sever only. Sorry workstation people. ;( 

b) We can try and use both server/workstation to build against.
However, this means that some packages will require BOTH channels, and
if you have a workstation you can't install something that needs a
package from server and vice versa. 

c) Do what you were suggesting and import only those workstation
packages we need to build/use our EPEL packages. However, this means we
are shipping a RHEL workstation rpm to server people, which might get
RHEL folks mad and want them to get a Workstation entitlement, etc. 

d) Scrap everything when centos6 comes out and build against that. ;) 

e) Your clever idea here. 

So, we are mostly waiting right now to hear about the questions about
productivity. Sorry it's been a pain. 

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