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Re: EPEL-6 Plan of attack

On Tuesday 16 March 2010 04:02:08 pm Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Dennis Gilmore (dennis ausil us) said:
> > we will also announce our intention to branch.
> > 
> > Every package that is not orphaned in EL-5 will be branched for EL-6.
> There needs to be some provision here for things included in EL-6 already
> (I'm sure there will be some)

Sorry i was not clear enough that is whats planned to happen.  People can opt 
out of branching and  we will make sure anything in EL-6 is not branched.

> > for instance python-hashlib is in EL-5 to support stronger hashed
> > metadata for the buildsystem.  its part of newer pythons so my nobranch
> > file will contain "Exists in newer python"  this is just a historical
> > something so if someone down the road questions why they can go and see
> > 
> > We will give 2 weeks from announcement before we setup the cvs branches. 
> > this will let us make sure anything thats in EL-6 gets nobranch files  
> > we will be branching EL-6 branches from F-12 branches
> Can't there be some automation of this part - examine the EL-6 repo
> for things that obsolete existing EPEL packages?

Right, I was planning to do that.  and put a nobranch file in the EL-5 branch 
that says its in EL-6 

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