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Old 12-14-2017, 07:21 AM   #1
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EPEL support


I have a problem related to a package maintained by EPEL.

Where can I get support ?
 
Old 12-14-2017, 08:43 AM   #2
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From the EPEL FAQ:

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EPEL is a volunteer effort from the Fedora community. Just like Fedora itself, Red Hat hosts infrastructure for this project and Red Hat engineers are involved as maintainers and leaders but there are no commercial support contracts or service level agreements provided by Red Hat for packages in EPEL.
You could try doing "rpm -qi" on the specific package to see who wrote it and if they list any method of contact then try reaching out to that person.

Or you could post your specific question here to see if anyone can answer it for you.

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Old 12-14-2017, 08:53 AM   #3
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if you were to actually inform us as to WHAT this unknown program is .......
 
Old 12-14-2017, 09:12 AM   #4
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@MensaWater:

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You could try doing "rpm -qi" on the specific package to see who wrote it and if they list any method of contact then try reaching out to that person.
The only contact info is the project web site. No info on the person who made the RPM.

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Or you could post your specific question here to see if anyone can answer it for you.
I did this first https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...6-a-4175619583

@John VV

I first looked at the CentOS forum, where I found an answer like "this package is not provided by CentOS, contact EPEL support".

Then I asked the question here (see link above), and opened this thread to know to "contact EPEL support", which is a topic in itself.
 
Old 12-14-2017, 09:55 AM   #5
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still WHAT IS THIS UNKNOWN PROGRAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 12-14-2017, 11:36 AM   #6
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what kind of help can I expect from a blind man yelling at me ?

please ignore my posts, today and forever.
 
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Having read your link (unlike John!) the problem is basically an unwanted service running itself when it's updated. If you want to stop it getting updates, which seems to be the source of the problem, then edit /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo to add
exclude=nagios

Otherwise, you could try disabling the systemV script that launches nagios by removing its permission to execute. I'm on dangerous ground here, as I never mess with init scripts, but I can't see this leading to disaster!
 
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Old 12-14-2017, 03:08 PM   #8
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Having read your link (unlike John!) the problem is basically an unwanted service running itself when it's updated. If you want to stop it getting updates, which seems to be the source of the problem, then edit /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo to add exclude=nagios
Thank you for your analysis, this is so evident. Why didn't I think of that?

I'm going to follow your advice.

I suppose one day yum will report a dependency problem when updating nrpe or nagios-plugins, but I will ready for that.

Thank you.
 
  


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