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Re: Yum broken = no testing



It should be noted, only http is broken, ftp still functions and there are rawhide ftp mirrors.

Christopher Aillon wrote:

seth vidal wrote:

On Wed, 2004-11-24 at 19:18 -0500, Seth Nickell wrote:

Yum in rawhide has been broken by Python changes (caused by Python 2.4.0
brokenness, I believe) for the past 2+ weeks. Ordinarily a broken
package shouldn't be a cause for list discussion, but in this case the
breakage has been going on for a while and effectively halts the testing
of other packages. Can we please resolve this one way or another so
Fedora development can continue?


Relevant bug is:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=138535

Sorry for the fuss...



You couldn't just add this to the bug?  The bug appears to be in a beta
release of python 2.4. I could put a couple of patches into yum but
they'd just be a hold over until python gets fixed.



Well... it'd be much easier for a user running the current python to get a new yum RPM to be able to fix their system than to go through the dependency fun that is upgrading python when something like yum is "busted". I am OK with this not going into the upstream yum package, but it might be worth adding to our packages for the time being....




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