We are sad to announce that we will be dropping the aarch64 release
from EPEL-7 repository. The aarch64 has been built in Red Hat
Enterprise Linux as an alternative architecture which was supported
with different kernels and other libraries. With the release of
RHEL-8.0, Red Hat has decided to not build a 7.7 release.
This has been breaking builds in EPEL-7 which have been trying to get
package versions and names which were upgraded in 7.7 for the ppc64le
and x86_64 architectures. We have tried a couple of different hacks to
make this work, and tried to pull in CentOS 7.7 aarch64 as a
replacement OS. However, problems with how koji detects collisions and
corrupted packages are triggered when file hashes between the noarch
packages in RHEL and CentOS occur.
At this point, we are going to have to end support for aarch64 in
EPEL-7. If other sustainable solutions are possible in the future, we
will re-evaluate and do what is needed to bring it back.
Stephen J Smoogen.
With the release of RHEL-7.7, many of the packages for python36 in
EPEL were replicated in the release as python3-3.6 packages. The
normal pattern when this is seen is to remove the packages from EPEL
so that they do not cause problems. However, this did cause problems
for users of CentOS-7 who did not have access to the newer packages.
Two weeks ago, CentOS-7.7.1908 was released and should have flowed out
to users as needed.
So it is time to remove the following src.rpm packages from EPEL:
As they are duplicated by:
We will be removing the python packages on 2019-10-03 so that they
should disappear during the repository compose on 2019-10-04. EPEL is
a rolling release locked against the latest state of the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux repositories. If you are using an older snapshot of
RHEL or CentOS, you should sync down versions of the repository and
lock particular versions for your use.
Stephen J Smoogen.