On 04/21/2009 07:41 PM, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
[...]Why are these packages going into EPEL? These seem to be clear
violations of the EPEL "Guidelines and Policies":
"EPEL packages should only enhance and never disturb the Enterprise
Linux distributions they were build for. Thus packages from EPEL should
never replace packages from the target base distribution - including
those on the base distribution as well as layered products;"
Just for the record: since it was mentioned in the bz (see below) but
ignored: since RHEL 5.3, part of the openjdk stack (i.e. all but the
browser plugin) has been included in the main distro. However this
version has a lower EVR than what was already included in EPEL ( not to
mention that the existing package maintainer was completely ignored).
Bottom line, anyone using RHEL 5.3 (or Centos 5.3) and EPEL will be
offered the package from EPEL as an update.