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



On 18 May 2004 18:36:11 -0300, Alexandre Oliva wrote:

> On May 18, 2004, Axel Thimm <Axel Thimm ATrpms xxx> 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.

Disttags aren't as flexible as advertized, unless you create an ugly
hierarchy such as rh73 < rh80 < rhfc1 < rhfc2 and so on. And that doesn't
include Red Hat Enterprise Linux yet.



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