Description of problem:
The assimp package is built for EPEL 7, but there is no build for EPEL 8. Please build assimp for EPEL 8.
Now that irrlicht has gone stable, the dependencies are met to build the current rawhide branch of assimp against EPEL 8. The one modification I made to the spec file was to drop the dependency on pkgconfig(ILUT), which doesn't appear to be used any longer.
It might be worth updating to a newer major version of assimp prior to introducing the package, since it's harder to perform major bumps in EPEL than Fedora.
Scratch build: https://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=62136278
Branch requested: https://pagure.io/releng/fedora-scm-requests/issue/32264
FEDORA-EPEL-2021-5e7146d746 has been submitted as an update to Fedora EPEL 8. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-EPEL-2021-5e7146d746
FEDORA-EPEL-2021-5e7146d746 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 8 testing repository.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-EPEL-2021-5e7146d746
See also https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for more information on how to test updates.
FEDORA-EPEL-2021-5e7146d746 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 8 stable repository.
If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.