Archive for February, 2014

ODB packages for RHEL and Fedora

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Just a quick note to let you know that ODB 2.3.0 packages for RHEL 5 and 6 as well as Fedora 19-21 are now available from the official repositories (EPEL and Fedora). See the mailing list announcement for all the technical details.

While this is great news and a major achievement for ODB (especially considering that there are 7 packages comprising the ODB system), what saddens me somewhat, as a Debian user myself, is that there are no such packages for Debian/Ubuntu yet. In fact, there is even no effort under way. All we have is a “wishlist” bug report for ODB.

At the same time I believe it should now be very straightforward to package ODB for Debian. The system was designed from the grounds up to be packager-friendly (that’s why it is split into multiple packages instead of being a one monolithic block). Also, the packaging efforts first for Gentoo and then for EL/Fedora ironed out a lot of kinks. So if anyone is interested in packaging ODB for Debian, let us know (post to the odb-users mailing list). I will personally assist you in any way I can, as I did in the past for the Gentoo and EL/Fedora packaging efforts.