Karel Volný writes:
> My apologies in advance if this is the wrong place.
I cannot think of any better :-)
> I am the developper for Recoll, a full-text search application, which has
> been packaged for Fedora for a long time.
> I have a small but steady rivulet of users asking for CentOS or Enterprise
> Linux Recoll packages. In consequence, there are some CentOS 7 packages on
> the Recoll web site. It would be easier for the users and and for me if the
> Fedora package was maintained for EPEL instead.
> Any possibility that this could happen ?
I see there already exists a bug for this:
however it is assigned to the EL6 branch maintainer whom I expect to be
buried in other stuff (we have RHEL 7.4 around the corner ...) while the
Fedora maintainer, who looks quite reponsive, wasn't copied ...
I understand the buried issue.
I wrote to the Fedora maintainer first of course, and he does not wish to
do EPEL packaging, hence my email to the list.
generally, some people maintaining packages in Fedora might be
take care of EPEL as they don't run RHEL/CentOS ... it might help if you
(your community) would commit to testing/help with patching, which I
suppose wouldn't be a problem if you already maintain own packages
No problem for helping with testing and solving issues, and I always make
sure that distribution-specific patches (usually small build
compiler-related issues) get into the main code as soon as possible.
also, you might become EPEL packager yourself :-)
Yes, but really, developpers and package maintainers have different sets of
competences, and I know that I have a very hard time switching between the
roles. Memory not good enough. It's one thing to whip up a set of working
packages, another to make sure that they are correct and in accordance with
the distribution standards.
> Karel Volný
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