Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1277195
Requesting un-retire of passenger packages for EL6
Last modified: 2015-11-17 04:32:00 EST
Description of problem:
Trying to reinstall my EL6-based server, where I use Apache+Passenger for hosting my Puppet master, I discovered the Passenger packages were retired from EPEL6.
As this worked before, to me this conflicts with https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/History_and_Philosophy_of_EPEL:
"Packages in EPEL should be supported for the full life cycle of the Enterprise Linux they are build against."
Could these packages be unretired?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start minimal EL6
2. Install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-6.noarch.rpm
3. Perform 'yum install mod_passenger rubygem-passenger rubygem-passenger-native rubygem-passenger-native-libs
Setting up Install Process
No package mod_passenger available.
No package rubygem-passenger available.
No package rubygem-passenger-native available.
No package rubygem-passenger-native-libs available.
Error: Nothing to do
Requested packages getting installed as before.
Well, we try, but being human and with limited time and resources, we fail sometimes.
2015-10-29: Retired because of broken deps:
unresolved dependencies for rubygem-passenger-3.0.21-11.el6.i686:
rubygem(fastthread) >= 0:1.0.1
So, we'd need someone willing to maintain (at least) rubygem-fastthread as well as passenger in EPEL6. I'm no longer interested in it though, so it would need to be someone else.
In the meanwhile, I've discovered the developers release RPM packages themselves nowadays, so it makes much more sense for me to use those instead of EPEL. Therefor I'm closing this bug report.
Thanks for your reply and your prior efforts maintaining these packages!