Johnny Hughes wrote:
If RPMforge has a perfectly working ClamAV for EL5, and if we are
collaborating, why would EPEL build ClamAV?
If ATRPMS has a perfectly working nx/freenx for EL5, and if we are
collaborating, why would EPEL build nx / freenx?
Other reasonable answers to the general assertion of "why does EPEL build
package X already in repo Y":
* EPEL (and Fedora) is self-hosting and can't BuildRequires/Requires
packages from other repos.
* why force users to use N different repos to get all the packages they
Why does that make me even the slightest bit nervous ... I mean, Red
would never ever pull the plug on supporting Fedora EPEL
A good question that deserves a good answer: Red Hat isn't behind EPEL,
*Fedora* is. In short, EPEL can/would exist with or without Red Hat's
blessing/help (of course, things are much better *with*).
(Or the mythical Fedora EL, if it happened and put CentOS out
of business), would they?
Doesn't really fit Fedora's objectives, so I don't see any chance of this