Description of problem:
unison227 is missing from epel7 repo
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
unison version 2.27
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum -y install unison227
No package unison227 available.
Package would be installed.
epel7 repo is still in beta, and I need unison227 before I can adopt el7
I am not planning to build this for EL-7. If anyone would like to take ownership of the EL-7 branch, feel free.
Please explain why this was closed. My understanding is that this is the place to report missing packages.
Tim, I understand that you might not want to support this, but please leave it open until there is a resolution.
I think Tim explained quite well why there is no package in EPEL 7.
If you want it, please become a package maintainer and you can
add the package yourself:
Thanks for responding, Richard. I didn't think Tim explained it at all. Basically he said that he won't support it, and then he closed it without comment.
My suggestion would be to leave this open, since closing the ticket would prevent others from being aware that the package is apparently orphaned.
If I'm missing something about how to properly report problems with EPEL, please point me to a URL that explains how to properly use bugzilla for EPEL.
The package is not "orphaned". Tim is quite free to support or
not support branches as he feels he is able. Filing a bug doesn't
ring a light somewhere assigning someone to fix your problem. If
he doesn't want to support EPEL, then the fastest way to get a fix
is for *you* to step up and do the work.
Aha. I thought the purpose of bugzilla was to ring bells.
Since I don't have what it takes to create/maintain the package, is there a better place for me to make the request?
There is no such place to get someone to package this for free.
You will have to read the link I posted above.
Got it. Thanks for the explaination. I'll close the ticket now that this has been explained.
In case anyone finds this report and needs unison working,
I found a temporary solution. Download the unison227 rpm
file for fedora 17 and install it.