RFC: EOL of mediawiki from EL-4, EL-5, EL-6

Jeff Sheltren jeff at osuosl.org
Mon Dec 6 21:55:26 UTC 2010

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 12:57 PM, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 13:38, Jeff Sheltren <jeff at osuosl.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 12:53 PM, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I plan to EOL mediawiki for the EPEL releases for EL-4,5,6 due to
>>> packaging newer ones using mediawiki114,mediawiki115, mediawiki116.
>> As far as I can see, 1.14 is not supported upstream.  How do you
>> propose handling security issues with that version?  How will you
>> handle the transition from 1.15 when that loses upstream support?
> I do not plan to handle security issues.

Are other people worried about EPEL shipping/maintaining packages with
known security issues?  Even with a big "DON'T USE THIS PACKAGE" in
the package description and/or README file, I'm sure that there will
be those that install it.  This doesn't seem like a very responsible
thing for us to do in general.


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