I wasn't offended by your tone. I felt the same way when I saw this on Friday.
Although dnf sees these as two different modules, since they have same
name and stream, dnf lumps them together. When that happens, dnf uses
the packages with the highest Name-Version-Release (NVR). In this
case, unfortunately, the EPEL package NVR's are higher, and thus dnf
is choosing them.
This is a known behavior.
We were hoping that EPEL module maintainers would avoid these
conflicts. But as I said earlier, mistakes happen.
When we looked last week, we saw that there were now three modules
with the same module and stream names as RHEL modules. Only one was
enabled by default, but clearly something needed to be done.
We (The EPEL Steering Committee) are working on not only a policy
change, but hopefully a solution that will keep this from happening in
I've put this same information in your bugzilla, but I wanted to also
put it here, so people don't have to go to the bug to see this
On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 6:57 AM Felix Schwarz
thank you for the pointer and sorry if my tone was a bit harsh.
I filed also https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1851642
- is that
the right place?