The Road to EPEL 9


EPEL is a yum repository of community maintained packages for use on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and related distributions. For most of its history, each version of EPEL was made available after the corresponding major version of RHEL. This slowed down package availability, which then slowed down adoption of RHEL major versions. We recently flipped that model around, launching EPEL 9 before RHEL 9. For the first time ever, a new major version of RHEL has launched with a large set of EPEL packages already available. This talk will tell the story of our journey to EPEL 9. We’ll examine how EPEL Next and CentOS Stream enabled this outcome. You will leave this talk with a better understanding of how EPEL fits into the Red Hat ecosystem.

Room 211
Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 13:30 to 14:30