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Weekly EPEL Summary

Week 26/2007

Most important happenings

  • Jeff Sheltren is new Steering Committee member (he replaces Axel Thimm, who left some weeks ago)
  • wiki docs will be ready and reviewed soon; @everyone: everything fine with the docs? anything missing?
  • things that need do be done before EPEL announcement: fix broken deps, final repo layout, check if everything is okay

EPEL SIG Meeting


From the Steering Committee:

  • Jeff_S (Jeff Sheltren)
  • knurd (ThorstenLeemhuis)
  • mmcgrath (MikeMcGrath)
  • nirik (KevinFenzi)
  • quiad (KarstenWade)

Missing from the Steering Committee:

  • dgilmore (DennisGilmore)
  • stahnma (MichaelStahnke)

Others that participated the meeting: notting, rdieter, f13, _blah_


  • bodhi/testing repo/final repo layout – nirik/lmacken
  • the plan is to move on using plague and the extras push scripts for the near future; koji plus bodhi later (hopefully soon; needs koji improvements that need to be written)
  • we move the current repo down one level (hardlinking the files, to make mirrors happy) into a subdirectory "stable" to leave room on the server for other EPEL in the future (that might happen or not).
  • we freeze the current repo and make the testing repo the default target for now and hand-move packages over to the stable repo when needed manually (information flow: via wiki) – e.g. new packages that were in testing for some days as well as important bugfixes (security, hard crashers, ...)
  • finish the wiki docs and remove the warnings by end of may – quaid
  • quaid and Jess_S are working on it; seems to be in the final stages
  • unresolved deps / packages missing in owners.epel.list
  • we should solve the broken deps soon (needed before announcement);
  • nirik will poke maintainers (help from SIG members would likely be appreciated);
  • mmcgrath will try to set up the broken deps checker script somewhere that spmas maintainers and the list in case of broken deps
  • should we try to bug c4chris, so he runs his package status script for epel as well?
  • vacant seat in the steering committee
  • Jeff_S was elected by the Steering Committee members to fill Axel's seat
  • Free discussion around EPEL
  • notting> "do we want a separate excludearch tracker for epel, or piggyback on the fedora one?" -> moved to the list, revisit next week
  • f13> "has there been any progress on the RHX issue?" - quaid is supposed to do some looking into it IIRC

Full Log



Number of EPEL Contributors 101

We welcome 3 new contributors:,,


Number of source packages: 405

Number of binary packages: 736

There are 12 new Packages:

  • bzr | Friendly distributed version control system
  • cvs2svn | CVS to Subversion Repository Converter
  • glpk | GNU Linear Programming Kit
  • itcl | Object oriented extensions to Tcl and Tk
  • python-dateutil | Powerful extensions to the standard datetime module
  • python-feedparser | Parse RSS and Atom feeds in Python
  • python-matplotlib | Python plotting library
  • python-memcached | A Python memcached client library
  • python-paramiko | A SSH2 protocol library for python
  • pytz | World Timezone Definitions for Python
  • re2c | Tool for generating C-based recognizers from regular expressions
  • yum-utils | Utilities based around the yum package manager


Number of source packages: 252

Number of binary packages: 529

There are 4 new Packages:

  • cvs2svn | CVS to Subversion Repository Converter
  • itcl | Object oriented extensions to Tcl and Tk
  • python-feedparser | Parse RSS and Atom feeds in Python
  • re2c | Tool for generating C-based recognizers from regular expressions