On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 07:54:24AM -0500, Matthew Miller wrote: > I've been saying this for a while as if it's fact, but of course it's not > actually fact until approved, so I'm puting this to the EPEL team to > hopefully do so. > > The current guidelines * say: > > EPEL packages should only enhance and never disturb the Enterprise Linux > distributions they were built for. Thus packages from EPEL should never > replace packages from the target base distribution - including those on the > base distribution as well as layered products; kernel-modules further are > not allowed, as they can disturb the base kernel easily. > > With modularity in EPEL 8, we have the opportunity to allow more flexibility > while preserving the primary goal of not disturbing the base distribution. > Therefore, I propose adding: > > In EPEL 8 or later, it is permitted to have module streams which contain > packages with alternate versions to those provided in RHEL. These packages > may be newer, built with different options, or even older to serve > compatibility needs. These MUST NOT be the default stream -- in every > case, explicit user action must be required to opt in to these versions. > > > (Note that the base package _does not_ have to be part of a module for this > to work.) > > What do you think?
This is what I was trying to get to in the thread recently about libssh2. However it's still not entirely clear to me. Does this mean if there's a package foo that is a rhel package, but not in a module, that it can be overlapped with a foo package thats in a epel non default module? ie, does it only mean the modular case or does it mean any rpm? kevin
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