Re: Perl Packages [was: Re: GNOME Bugzilla Upgrade: Test Upgrade On Friday?]

On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 04:42:42PM -0400, Owen Taylor wrote:
> What might make sense is to make RPMForge our canonical repo for perl,
> and add to epel.repo:
>  exclude=perl-*
> I don't think it makes sense to do things differently across the
> different servers, so what I'm thinking of is:
>  Base RHEL repository: protected
>  EPEL: protected, exclude=perl-*
>  RPMForge: not protected, include=perl-*

Agree with above.

Note: I found protectbase not to work for the base RHEL repos. Needed to
modify some file. The rhn-protectbase plugin is on menubar.

> (So, perl packages actually in RHEL are still protected and won't be
> upgraded; that can be relaxed if necessary.)
> One thing that we have to be careful about with this is that when label
> is added to puppet, then all the custom Perl packages to it will be
> upgraded to the RPMForge versions. AFAIK, none of the other systems have
> any significant Perl services running on them. Maybe we just hold off on
> puppet-managing label until we have bugzilla migrated over.

RT3 is Perl heavy (window), so was amavis IIRC (menubar)


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