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Weekly EPEL Summary

Week 41/2007

Most important happenings

  • in the ongoing effort to do more on the list and less in the meeting the EPEL SIG will switch to bi-weekly meetings; next meeting therefor will be on 20071024 (e.g. 10 days from the time when this got published)!

EPEL SIG Meeting



  • mmcgrath will make sure will cron the script that checks for missing deps in testing
  • nirik hasn't had a chance to look at testing lately but will do over the next few days; the plan is to do the testing -> stable move on (or around the) 21th this month
  • the big thing is that we want to get broken deps fixed up in testing before any move; OTOH we can leave some things in testing if we want; but we should work towards a proper testing repo without broken deps in general as well, as broken deps look bad even in testing
  • we have no eta on 5.1 (well, we have one: jeremy> | "when it's done")
  • not much moving here; "stahnma_> | I will send out a query on list"
  • we had a problem with sqlite -- the Fedora maintainer updated the EL4 package; it would have replaced the CentOS package, which we try to avoid; packages was withdrawn from push-queue; maintainer who did the update was not aware of the "we ship sqlite in EL4 with a lower EVR then in CentOS" agreement
  • Jeff_S will place a file called "UPDATE-CAREFULLY" file with some explanations in it in the CVS dir of that handful of packages that are in CentOS-base and not in EL; that should serve as a hint for the maintainers and hopefully avoid such things in the future.
  • knurd talked to the CentOS maintainer of yum-cron; things hopefully should be solved over the next few days
  • in case anybody wonders: yum-cron is in centos5-base similar to how sqlite is in centos4-base (see above); but the situation is a bit different here, as the Fedora package is kind of "upstream" for the CentOS package afawcs; the Fedora package since CentOS took it got some bugfixes and the maintainer and some other people think it would be best for everyone if the improved version would make it into both CentoS as update and into EPEL for those that want to use it on RHEL
  • as said on the list: bring the issue up to the board again once F8 is out
  • a improved clamav for EPEL
  • nirik still considers to update clamav in EPEL (maybe use the one from dag ["nirik> | the dag spec is much more sane than the fedora one."] or a similar scheme); he just hasn't had time to move forward with that... Would anyone else be interested in working on that? Then please speak up!
  • meetings
  • seem the meetings at 23:00 UTC don't work to well ("stahnma_> | turns out, I like the daytime better; after all my complaining; :)")
  • maybe we should try to find a more dynamic schedule; maybe once a month a later time; or something like that; and don't forget the general target: do more on the list
  • we'll try meetings at 17:00 utc every second week for now; thus next meeting on 20071024?
  • nevertheless do the status updates every week on the list, to make sure things are moving forward



Number of new EPEL Contributors: 0


Number of source packages: 690

Number of binary packages: 1333

There are 7 new Packages:

  • dirmngr | Client for Managing/Downloading CRLs
  • gnupg2 | Utility for secure communication and data storage
  • gpgme | GnuPG Made Easy - high level crypto API
  • libassuan | GnuPG IPC library
  • ntfs-config | A front-end to Enable/disable NTFS write support
  • pinentry | Collection of simple PIN or passphrase entry dialogs
  • pth | The GNU Portable Threads library


Number of source packages: 431

Number of binary packages: 874

There are 2 new Packages:

  • lyx | WYSIWYM (What You See Is What You Mean) document processor
  • pth | The GNU Portable Threads library