EPEL conflicts with RHEL channels (was: Possible new maintainer)

Todd Zullinger tmz at pobox.com
Thu Jul 28 16:28:02 UTC 2011

I wrote:
> This might be the thread we were thinking about:
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/epel-devel-list/2010-December/msg00102.html
> That means that facter and puppet are violating this. :(
> They have been doing so for years.  I strongly suspect that they were
> in EPEL before they got added to MRG and no one noticed at the time.
> I started helping with the packages in Fedora/EPEL around the 0.24.6
> timeframe, but they entered EPEL in July of 2006, it appears.

After talking a little in #epel, Kevin pointed out that EPEL has
primarily agreed to not conflict with packages in RHEL AS, but not in
various other add-on channels.


The caveat to this is that we'll consider requests from RHEL folks to
no ship things.  Obviously, no one wants to cause problems.

David, do you know if the MRG folks have issues with facter and puppet
in EPEL?  As I said, those packages have been in EPEL for years, so
I'm not sure there's anything to be gained by trying to block them at
this point.  We're already way past MRG in terms of NVR's.  But if
there are ways we can help alleviate issues for MRG users, I'm game to

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