On Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 5:05 PM Troy Dawson <tdawson(a)redhat.com> wrote:
While I agree that we should be very careful with this, I do not
believe it should be completely off the table.
I believe it should be permissible with the EPEL Steering Council's
blessing, but not otherwise.
Case in point is libssh2.
It was provided in the original RHEL 8.0 virt module, but not since
then. It's causing all sorts of grief, especially when people are
using both RHEL8 (where you see it) and CentOS8 (where do you don't).
There is a bugzilla ticket in with the team, but it looks like it's
going to take a while before a fix get's implemented.
My proposal is to create a libssh2 module, with a higher NEVR than in
that original RHEL8 module.
OK, I hadn't considered that aspect and I agree with you. Under
*carefully controlled and approved circumstances*, we can permit
updating a package from a different module.