(this ticket is opened as discussed in this weeks EPEL-meeting https://www.redhat.com/archives/epel-devel-list/2008-January/msg00036.html )
The EPEL builders currently use the latest RHEL releases 4 and 5; but some packagers need to have the updates released by RH via RHN available in the buildroot as well for proper function.
Getting the updates from RHN into a repo (via reposync from yum-utils maybe?), running createrepo over them and adding that repo to the builders mock configs should do the trick.
Now I remember the problem. How are we going to do this with RHEL4? We can use reposync for RHEL5 (with a bit of voodoo) but I'm at a loss what to do for RHEL4.
I take that back, talking to seth he thinks it should be possible, going to test it to find out.
rhel4 i386 and x86_64 are synced down and will resync every day. ppc is going to be, umm, suffering until I figure out how to make the systemid work. I'll play some more and see what I can do.
ppc is now synced down from rhn.
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