Overlap policy v20120615

Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
Fri Jun 15 17:34:53 UTC 2012

On Fri, 15 Jun 2012 12:27:30 -0500
inode0 <inode0 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 11:43 AM, Kevin Fenzi <kevin at scrye.com> wrote:
> > Ok, here's another attempt at an overlap policy.
> >
> > I'd like to ask folks to comment on it again, but please... I'm a
> > technical person. I like technical arguments. If you don't like this
> > policy, please propose an alternate one you like better and tell us
> > why. Or if you like this policy ok, but changing some wording would
> > make it much more acceptable, tell us that.
> >
> > ok? Here's another stab at it:
> >
> > "EPEL6 will not normally ship packages that are shipped already in
> > the following RHEL channels: os, optional, lb, and ha. Any
> > overlapping packages must be to provide binary packages on arches
> > not provided by RHEL ( following:
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL:Packaging#Limited_Arch_Packages
> > ). Additional channels may be added to this list, based on a
> > criteria the EPEL sig has yet to decide on."
> I'm sorry if this has been answered before and I have forgotten the
> answer but why are the lb and ha bits excluded? Was there a request
> from the RHEL side to exclude them?

They were added to our buildsystem a while back because they contained
dependencies that were used by epel packages. There wasn't a formal
request that I know of, but it was requested by several maintainers. 

I suppose we could look at dropping them. 

I'm not sure which epel packages that would affect off hand, but can
find out. 

> I'll let you folks go do your thing again without more interference
> from me but the inconsistent treatment of these two channels bothers
> me, in part because I'd like to see things from those channels more
> than from other Add-On channels. :)

You would like to see them in epel? or would like to see them not in
epel since you use those channels and don't want conflicts?

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