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The Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) project is happy to
 
The Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) project is happy to
announce today the release of EPEL6. The EPEL6 software collection is
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announce the release of EPEL 6 today!
add on packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and other compatible
 
systems, maintained by the community under the umbrella of the Fedora
 
Project.
 
  
The collection of EPEL 6 packages is a supplementary and compatible
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EPEL 6 is a collection of add-on packages available for Red Hat
add-on repository for RHEL 6 or compatible rebuildsIt provides
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Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 and other compatible systems, maintained by
additional packages and does not replace any RHEL 6 packages.  EPEL is
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the community under the umbrella of the Fedora ProjectEPEL 6 is
a community project, maintained and supported by volunteers via
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designed to supplement RHEL 6 by providing additional functionality
Bugzilla and mailing lists.  It is part of the Fedora Project and is
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and does not replace any RHEL 6 packages.  As a community project,
not commercially supported by Red Hat, Inc.
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EPEL 6 is maintained and supported by volunteers via Bugzilla and
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mailing lists.  EPEL 6 is not commercially supported by Red Hat, Inc.
  
 
Over 2500 source packages that build into over 5600 binary rpms are
 
Over 2500 source packages that build into over 5600 binary rpms are

Revision as of 20:28, 18 January 2011

The Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) project is happy to
announce the release of EPEL 6 today!

EPEL 6 is a collection of add-on packages available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 and other compatible systems, maintained by
the community under the umbrella of the Fedora Project.  EPEL 6 is
designed to supplement RHEL 6 by providing additional functionality
and does not replace any RHEL 6 packages.  As a community project,
EPEL 6 is maintained and supported by volunteers via Bugzilla and
mailing lists.  EPEL 6 is not commercially supported by Red Hat, Inc.

Over 2500 source packages that build into over 5600 binary rpms are
included currently, limited only by maintainers eager and willing to
maintain more packages. See below to join us!

Some highlights: 

rt3 - The Request Tracker Bug and Ticket tracking system, as well as
it's 90 perl packages dependencies. 

trac - Project management system, along with many plugins. 

haproxy, varnish and lighttpd proxies and web servers. 

BackupPC, rdiff-backup and other backup clients. 

A large stack of Ruby packages. 

Spamassassin plugins, clamav and other mail server and filtering
solutions. 

rkhunter and chkrootkit security scanners. 

collectd, munin, nagios and cacti monitoring solutions. 

Over 600 perl packages. 

And many more... 

To use EPEL6:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL6-FAQ#How_do_I_use_it.3F

To Join us, or for more information on the EPEL project: 

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL