Fixing Puppet in Fedora/EPEL

Seth Vidal skvidal at
Fri Oct 19 23:22:52 UTC 2012

On Fri, 19 Oct 2012, Michael Stahnke wrote:

> I (we) completely realize this isn't totally awesome either.  This is
> a problem when you have a distributed application that is trying to
> support the widest variety of host populations we can.
> This request was brought to us by community members, Red Hat
> employees, and business partners as well.
> I am happy to discuss other soutions/ideas too though.  I am not 100%
> convinced my proposal is the best.

I'm less worried about the people requesting the newness b/c they clearly 
want change. I'm worried about the people who run rhel b/c they fear 

Perhaps they aren't likely to run epel, except it feels like they will run 
epel..... b/c it is pushed so hard by all the el6's.

I agree it is a suboptimal solution. Hey, since you work for puppetlabs - 
I have a new idea - make them maintain backward compat with 2.6 :)

That solves the problem for everyone, right?


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