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Maatkit in RHEL and CentOS

*Update: * Karanbir says “Just one thing to keep in mind is that we dont want too many people using it from the Testing repository – we only need enough feedback to move it from testing to stable ( and to be honest, there are already 8 people who have said yes it works – so move to stable should happen within the next 24 – 48 hrs ). Once the package is in stable, users on CentOS4 and 5 wont need to do anything more than just ‘yum install maatkit’ and it will install for them.”

At least one person (Karanbir Singh) is working to get Maatkit into the CentOS repositories, and I believe there might be movement towards RHEL also. From an email to the Maatkit discussion list a little while ago,

I am in the process of getting maatkit into the CentOS-Extras repositories. The first step for that is that every package needs to go into a CentOS-Testing repo and feedback is required from the project and users on its stability / usability and packaging quality.

maatkit-1887 is now available in the CentOS-Testing[*] repo's and as soon as we can get some feedback ( needs to be 5 different people, none of whom can be CentOS Developers ) – the packages will move into the main repository so that all users can get access.

I'd appreciate it if people on this were able to give those packages a go and let me know if there are any issues. You can leave feedback :

  • via the maatkit-discuss mailing list (http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=maatkit-discuss)
  • on the centos-devel list ( http://lists.centos.org ) or
  • http://bugs.centos.org/ against category 'maatkit'

[*] : Info about the Testing repo and howto set it up on your machine : http://wiki.centos.org/Repositories

If you’re interested in getting Maatkit into these repositories, please take a moment and give the requested feedback. I can’t do it because it would be a conflict of interest for the main developer to assert that the code is stable and usable.

Posted on Tue, May 13, 2008. Approximately 400 Words.

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