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Re: [Help-nano] wanting an updated version in CentOS 7 repo

From: Chris Allegretta
Subject: Re: [Help-nano] wanting an updated version in CentOS 7 repo
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 15:41:29 -0500

Hey John,

Log in the past I used to copy nano SRPMs to an incoming dir at Redhat and they would eventually accept it (or maybe they didn't, there wasn't any communication back from them :-)) ; it's been long enough that I don't have any documentation of where it was copied to unfortunately and I imagine that's no longer the process.

I agree with Benno that the situation looks bleak for getting an updated version of nano into CentOS/Redhat, especially under IBM's ownership and whatever substantial infrastructure they'e put in place to insulate these OSes from upstream changes.  See also this article at Redhat:

However, if Redhat still looks at Fedora for package updates, you may be able to get a new version updated by following the process outlined at (or more likely by asking whoever is nano's Fedora maintainer to do it).

I hope this helps!  Have a good day.

On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 3:17 PM Benno Schulenberg <address@hidden> wrote:

Op 30-01-19 om 20:25 schreef John Carew:
> I think my question was misunderstood. I am willing to compile the latest
> myself, how does someone add that new version compiled into the repo.
> Willing to do all the work to wrap it up in a RPM and all, just need to know
> what the procedure is to get the RPM there afterwards.

There is no way to get it there.  That is what item 21 of the FAQ says.

> Also, how did the current one that is in the repo get there?

CentOS is copied from Red Hat.  So the Red Hat developers put it there,
when RHEL 7 was released.  And item 21 means that after a release there
will be no updates to newer versions.

(But you're asking the wrong persons.  The nano developers have no say
in what Red Hat or any other distro puts in their repos.)


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