On Jul 27, 2007, at 8:48 AM, Michael DeHaan wrote:
I haven't looked at these packages yet, but I'm really glad to see
this work being done. I mentioned this on #epel a few days ago --
lots of folks will be looking for yum to be there.
The selfish reason for me to want it is that Cobbler (http://
) uses it for repository management and is
otherwise broken in EPEL (http://cobbler.et.redhat.com
) -- the not
so selfish reason is tons of RHEL4 users are already using yum for
various things (including maintaining their own repositories of
lots of stuff, including, sometimes, updates) and it would be nice
if they could get their yum from EPEL and use yum with EPEL if they
During the EPEL meeting on July 25 -- log here:
There was some discussion about problems including yum in EPEL.
The first issue was that these packages don't mess up CentOS users.
Since these packages all have a lower release than those found in
CentOS, that should not be a problem since they should never get
installed in the first place.
The second issue was that RHEL 4 users can't use yum for system
updates. Do we need to provide a wiki page explaining to RHEL users
that yum is available only to fill dependencies and shouldn't be used
directly? What are people's thoughts on this -- especially those
that use RHEL? Is it confusing to have yum if RHEL can't use it to
do system updates?
I'd like to get this discussed here on the list so that we can make a
decision about it at the next EPEL meeting if needed.