Re: ivy builds in EPEL7

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On 12/23/2016 09:18 AM, Mikolaj Izdebski wrote:
> On 12/23/2016 04:02 AM, Christopher wrote:
>> It's a shame that ivy-local isn't available in EPEL7.
>> Is this because it's part of javapackages-tools and RH has an older version
>> packaged in RHEL7, so javapackages-tools cannot be updated?
> It would be technically possible to ship updated javapackages-tools in
> EPEL 7 (and even EPEL 6) - upstream supports installation on EL 6/7.
> Package names would need to be different (eg. javapackages-tools4,
> ivy-local4 etc.) due to EPEL policy of not overriding EL packages.

An approach like that can be seen in software collections, where more
recent versions of Fedora Java packages are built for EL 6/7:

Mikolaj Izdebski
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