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Re: mod_wsgi

On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 11:20 AM, Josh Kayse <josh kayse gtri gatech edu> wrote:
> I have recently acquired mod_wsgi commit permissions and am going through
> some of the open bugs for it on bugzilla.  According to [1], and from my
> testing, mod_wsgi and mod_python conflict resulting in apache segfaulting.
>  The policy currently states that no packages in EPEL may conflict with a
> package from Red Hat Base.  Technically, mod_wsgi and mod_python conflict
> with each other, but mod_python is optional.

Oi this is where lawyers are born.. because it looks like we are going
to have enough corner cases that the policy is going to be 10 miles
long to cover them all.

EPEL packages can Conflict with RHEL-AP packages, but they can't willy
nilly replace them. I would rather have an explicit conflict with
mod_wsgi and mod_python in packages than have broken systems. Would a
Conflicts cause any other issues between two repositories?

> I don't think that mod_wsgi should be pulled from EPEL because it is already
> built for RHEL5 and it is usable as long as mod_python is disabled in
> apache.
> I am seeking guidance on whether I should include a Conflicts line in the
> spec file.
> Additionally, the newest version of mod_wsgi (3.1) does not conflict with
> the newest version of mod_python (3.3.1).  Should I update mod_wsgi to 3.1
> with the hopes that Red Hat releases a newer version of mod_python for EL5?
> Let me know if you have any questions and I appreciate any feedback.
> Thanks,
> -josh
> [1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=524120
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