On Tuesday 16 March 2010 04:02:08 pm Bill Nottingham wrote:
Dennis Gilmore (dennis(a)ausil.us) said:
> we will also announce our intention to branch.
> Every package that is not orphaned in EL-5 will be branched for EL-6.
There needs to be some provision here for things included in EL-6 already
(I'm sure there will be some)
Sorry i was not clear enough that is whats planned to happen. People can opt
out of branching and we will make sure anything in EL-6 is not branched.
> for instance python-hashlib is in EL-5 to support stronger hashed
> metadata for the buildsystem. its part of newer pythons so my nobranch
> file will contain "Exists in newer python" this is just a historical
> something so if someone down the road questions why they can go and see
> We will give 2 weeks from announcement before we setup the cvs branches.
> this will let us make sure anything thats in EL-6 gets nobranch files
> we will be branching EL-6 branches from F-12 branches
Can't there be some automation of this part - examine the EL-6 repo
for things that obsolete existing EPEL packages?
Right, I was planning to do that. and put a nobranch file in the EL-5 branch
that says its in EL-6