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Re: On disttags (was: Choosing rpm-release for fc1 and fdr add-on rpms)



On May 18, 2004, Axel Thimm <Axel Thimm ATrpms net> wrote:

> The bottom line is disttags bring a lot of benefits as can bee seen in
> their implementation in the wild, have caused no harm, and come at
> very little expense.

I don't see benefits for the core proper, and I do see problems.  So
it's not as clear-cut as you say.  The reality of add-on repositories
is quite different because their goal is to use the same package on
multiple OSs.  Issuing updates doesn't work that way.

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Alexandre Oliva             http://www.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
Red Hat Compiler Engineer   aoliva {redhat com, gcc.gnu.org}
Free Software Evangelist  oliva {lsd ic unicamp br, gnu.org}



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