Ken Dreyer ktdreyer at
Mon Sep 2 16:44:03 UTC 2013

On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 2:05 AM, Miroslav Suchý <msuchy at> wrote:
> On 08/30/2013 08:42 PM, Ken Dreyer wrote:
>> I've found that packaging Rails apps for the long term (especially for
>> EPEL) is an absolute nightmare. Looking at OBS's webui requirements,
>> getting that to run on EL6 with the standard Ruby 1.8.7 would be a
>> near-impossible undertaking. If Fedora's release engineering was going
>> to try to implement this using a package stack that actually comes
>> from Fedora or EPEL (and not some side repo), the OBS web server(s)
>> would probably need to run Fedora or RHEL 7.
> Partially agree.
> But with software collections this is just little bumper on the road. We can
> withing 2 weeks deliver Rails 4 to EL6.

In my previous email when I wrote "not some side repo", I meant to
imply "not SCL". It's not possible to build packages within EPEL that
have hard dependencies on the ruby193 SCL. Without the legwork to get
all of that into EPEL, we'd just have some RPMs in yet another side
repo. To me, that feels like a step backwards when koji-web is already
present in Fedora and EPEL.

- Ken

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