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From David Nalley <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Packaging in 4.1
Date Thu, 07 Feb 2013 01:31:14 GMT
On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 8:24 PM, Alex Huang <> wrote:
>> Well, first, Apache CloudStack only releases source code.
>> But Wido is kind enough to also host RPM / DEB package repos for users
>> to take advantage of.  Our install guide explains how to build from
>> source, as well as how to use Wido's repos.
>> This was all true for 4.0.0-incubating, and I think it still holds true
>> for all future releases.
> Chip,
> Can you refresh my memory as to why this is?  I look at something like cxf or tomcat,
they all have binary downloads available.

Because providing 'binaries' isn't necessarily problematic, but making
yum and apt repos work in the ASF mirror system seems a bit more of an
issue. Plus, Wido stepped up to do the work, no one else has offered
any other alternatives.


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