On Wed, 11 Apr 2018, 01:26 Todd Zullinger, <tmz@pobox.com> wrote:
James Hogarth wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Apr 2018, 00:59 Todd Zullinger, <tmz@pobox.com> wrote:
>> Red Hat announced today that Ansible was being deprecated
>> from the extras channel.  Their advice is that those who
>> have "previously installed Ansible and its dependencies from
>> the Extras channel are advised to enable and update from the
>> Ansible Engine channel, or uninstall the packages as future
>> errata will not be provided from the Extras channel."
>> https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:1075
>> Given that, I believe it is reasonable to see ansible return
>> to EPEL.  This was discussed in previous EPEL meetings a
>> bit, so I'm sure it was known to at least some of the folks
>> involved.
> Cheers for the info.
> It wasn't mentioned on the devel list, I didn't see it in the 7.5 release
> notes and it was still in extras when I checked a short while ago.
> In that case yes I agree it makes total sense to return to epel7
> I wonder why they dropped it when the whole point of them bringing it in to
> begin with was for Satellite and Tower to have it in the standard RHEL
> repos.
> Seems so pointless to have only had one release there!

Indeed, it was a bit strange.  Perhaps someone with more
insight into the rationale can comment.  I have no
particular knowledge of things, but maybe keeping a fast
moving project like ansible in even the RHEL extras channel
was a problem.

Maybe the plan with the move to the "Ansible Engine" channel
is to work closer with subscribers on migrating from version
to version.  And non-subscribers can just follow it in EPEL.

I'd be interested in hearing more about the change, though I
suspect those who know more either aren't on these lists or
can't say more than Red Hat's advisory has already.

At this point, no offense to Nirik and the maintenance he does on the package, I'm actually tempted to just grab it from upstream directly at https://releases.ansible.com/ansible/rpm/

At least then I can get consistency with selection of stable, preview or nightly ...