Fixing Puppet in Fedora/EPEL
stahnma at puppetlabs.com
Fri Oct 19 23:29:57 UTC 2012
On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 4:22 PM, Seth Vidal <skvidal at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> 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 change.
I'm more worried about people with hybrid environments where RHEL is
at the core for Puppet. (and somewhat how RHEL 7 could shake out)
Do you consider it ok to not be able to have Fedora agents check into
a RHEL master?
> 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 :)
Well, yes and no. We are trying very hard with the 3 series to not
break compatibility. 2.6 and even 2.7 had some ambiguous behavior that
is now better defined which does help that.
> That solves the problem for everyone, right?
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