Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
On 31.10.2007 16:14, Perry N. Myers wrote:
> I am working on a project that requires EPEL RPMs as part of the installation
/me wonders what this exatly is about, but I suppose you'll tell us
sooner or later.
The details of what we're doing are still under wraps, but there is work
underway to make things more public. :)
> We also need to support environments where the target machines
> disconnected from the Internet. My question is, how would you (the EPEL
> maintainers) prefer to have these packages distributed? Here are the options as
> I see them:
> 1. Include the needed EPEL RPMS on our distribution media.
> 2. Include the epel-release RPM only and provide instructions for setting up a
> local EPEL mirror and modifying the epel.repo file to point to that local mirror.
Hmmm, why not simply do both? E.g. the epel-packages as part of your
distribution media including the repo files for epel. Then users get
(security) updates when EPEL releases them. And those that want the
packages locally can set up a local epel mirror.
That sounds good to me.
Thanks for the feedback.