On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 12:58 AM, Todd Zullinger <t...@pobox.com> wrote:
> James Hogarth wrote:
>> I was under the impression that as of 2.4.0 in EL7 we removed ansible
>> from EPEL7 since Red Hat included it in their extras repo, and EPEL
>> policy is not to conflict.
>> I was surprised just now to see ansible 2.5.0 on a test centos system,
>> when it wasn't in extras, and on a little bit of a search found:
>> https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-EPEL-2018-7ef392255b
>> Of course this is a bit of an issue for CentOS/RHEL users that have
>> need for the Red Hat ansible as they have been upgraded, and RH will
>> need to epoch bump (or release 2.5.1 and we pull this from EPEL7 then)
>> to ensure they get it from the right repo.
>> With a branch retirement shouldn't this have been blocked in koji?
> Red Hat announced today that Ansible was being deprecated
> from the extras channel.  Their advice is that those who
> have "previously installed Ansible and its dependencies from
> the Extras channel are advised to enable and update from the
> Ansible Engine channel, or uninstall the packages as future
> errata will not be provided from the Extras channel."
> https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:1075
> Given that, I believe it is reasonable to see ansible return
> to EPEL.  This was discussed in previous EPEL meetings a
> bit, so I'm sure it was known to at least some of the folks
> involved.

There probably should be an announcement sent to the epel announce
list then it gets to a wider audience so more people know this.
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