[odb-users] ODB 2.4.0 released

Dave Johansen davejohansen at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 10:37:20 EST 2015

On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 8:06 AM, Boris Kolpackov <boris at codesynthesis.com>

> Hi Dave,
> Dave Johansen <davejohansen at gmail.com> writes:
> > Right now the update policy for EPEL seems to be "whatever the packager
> is
> > willing to maintain", so I could probably get away with it,
> Cool, that's pretty flexible.

Yes, it's good and bad. I understand the desired to use the latest and
greatest but I personally lean toward the current lackness in the policy to
being on the "bad" end of things. The whole point of RHEL is a "stable
platform" and updating versions of components kind of throws that idea out
the window, so that's why I'm a little hesitant with it updating in EPEL
like that.

>  > but I think the better solution is to just use a "Fedorapeople Repo" (
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedorapeople_Repos ).
> Hm, if I understood it correctly, this will be your personal repository
> of packages. I would imagine some people (and especially companies) might
> be reluctant to depend on that (rather than the "official" EPEL).

One of the reasons that the "Fedorapeople Repos" were created to address
this exact problem. It allows "semi-official" maintenance of newer releases
for older releases of Fedora and for RHEL. It definitely doesn't have the
same "official" blessing of EPEL, but it is maintained on Fedora servers
and the software will be built from the exact same packages that are used
for Fedora. So, it could all be auditted or even easily re-built for those
that want to get a bit more of an "official" flavor or that have other such

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