RHEL6 beta repos for EPEL buildroots

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Fri Aug 27 20:03:22 UTC 2010

On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 13:47, Kevin Fenzi <kevin at scrye.com> wrote:
> 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.

I don't know but I seem to be feeling a great amount of DEJA VU from RHEL-5..

Stephen J Smoogen.
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