I recall that original message about the packaging before RHEL 7.2 and
how few of us expressed interest.  I believe I did respond to the
positive that I could use these packages, but I certainly understand
additional effort.  I just hate to be waiting on RH's cycle to get
updates to one of the pieces of my infrastructure where features are
in-demand and getting added more often.  I prefer my base server OS's
to stay as stable as possible, but FreeIPA is an exception for me.  In
any case, I appreciate the effort and the response.

Just so that I'm clear, this basically means that we should wait until
the RHEL 7.2 release (and the following CentOS 7.2 release) before
this will generally available?  I want to make sure I pay attention to
that as it gets released.



On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 3:45 AM, Alexander Bokovoy <aboko...@redhat.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Nov 2015, Christopher Young wrote:
>> Do we know what the status of getting these packages prepped and into the
>> mainstream repos (like EPEL, I suppose)?
>> I'm just curious as I try and keep my repos minimal on servers (for
>> obvious
>> reasons), but I would really like to begin testing/using the functionality
>> in 4.2.
> I believe EPEL's policy prevents you from packaging software which
> exists in RHEL proper. FreeIPA 4.2 is coming with RHEL 7.2, it is
> already published as part of RHEL 7.2 beta in September.
> I want to remind  that during this summer I ran few queries here
> (freeipa-users@) and elsewhere to solicit opinions whether people want
> to have FreeIPA 4.2 packages available for CentOS before RHEL 7.2
> release. Very few responses came back and there wasn't any convincing
> feedback that would have justified additional effort to make the
> repository and maintenance reasonable.
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/freeipa-users/2015-July/msg00243.html
> --
> / Alexander Bokovoy

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