So as background, our product's installation script contains a line
This week, we had a customer contact us complaining because our product
didn't work. Well, it turned out the cause was the deletion of that
The point being, there needs to be a URL that does not get broken at
random, so that people have something they can rely on. I don't want to
have to check your repo every day to see if the file happened to change,
and then scramble to release a new version of our product with one line
updated in the installer script - that's silly.
One possibility would be to manually define HTTP redirects in the web
server configuration. Another would be a generic
epel-release-5.noarch.rpm that was a symlink to the current sub-version.
I don't know what would be best for you as far as implementation, but
the regardless the result needs to be that someone can make a request
for epel-release-5.3.noarch.rpm and get a successful response. The
solution you come up with should make any such link valid until RHEL 5
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