[Gluster-devel] EPEL YUM repos for Gluster, managing community glusterfs installs on RHEL

Niels de Vos ndevos at redhat.com
Wed Oct 22 13:37:42 UTC 2014

On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 09:10:01AM -0400, Kaleb S. KEITHLEY wrote:
> Hi,
> It has recently become more complicated to install community GlusterFS on
> RHEL due to competing client-side packages that are in RHEL 6.5, 6.6, and
> 7.x. Because the versions don't line up though, updates and installs are
> prone to failure. N.B. this is precisely why glusterfs was retired from
> Fedora EPEL circa the release of RHEL 6.5.
> To simplify installing community glusterfs going forward, our current
> thinking is to deploy a gluster-release RPM on download.gluster.org. This
> RPM will install an /etc/yum.repos.d/gluster.repo file with "priority=1"
> lines for each of the sub-repositories.
> By itself these added lines are a no-op.
> But if the system already has the yum-plugin-priority RPM installed this
> will result in the community glusterfs.repo being the preferred source of
> glusterfs RPMs, over-riding any other source of glusterfs RPMs.
> And we will suggest that users audit their system and install the
> yum-plugin-priority RPM if that suits their needs.
> Questions? Comments?

Yes, I'm all for it!


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