sorry to ping you this way but i keep missing u on irc.
We use a few proprietary rpms for crapware from HP and Symantec. For a
number of sad reasons that will likely remain true in the future, some
vendors won’t put their rpms in an internet-accessible repository. Further,
some teammates have created a couple hacky rpms that we use but won’t become
I think others may need essentially a private repo and for that reason i
have created the corp-epel.rb
I haven’t pushed the code to you yet as I still have to figure out this
"vendor branch" thing. hopefully will figure that out this weekend.
Essentially, the recipe for corp-epel looks for the item “corp-epel” in the
data bag “urls” and then points to that url. pretty simple really.
More generally, I think that the data bag “urls” could be an excellent way
to separate corporate urls for corporate services from recipes.
What do you think?