the version of CMake that is currently packaged with RHEL/CentOS 8 is 3.11, which is
becoming more and more outdated. Me (and a few other people, judging by bug report
participation) would quite like to have a newer version of CMake on their systems.
Now, if I understand correctly, according to the EPEL policies,
, it is prohibited to
replace packages from the base distribution. It is, however, allowed to replace these
packages in modules that are not enabled by default.
Unfortunately, nobody really seems to know how to build modules for EPEL. There is
documentation for Fedora: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/modularity/making-modules/
. However, being not very familiar with modularity, I have no clue which parts of the
documentation apply to EPEL, and I could not find EPEL-specific documentations and
recommendations. I have seen some threads on this list *discussing* these, but it's
hard for me to discern the consensus and best practices from mailing list threads.
Would the Modularity magicians be so kind as to reply with some pointers on how to create
modules for EPEL? If that already exists, my apologies, I hope you can direct me to that