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Re: ATrpms and FC5/RHEL5



Jeff Pitman wrote:

It could be doable. But, it would be inconsistent in some cases and
also would be a major set back as things would have to be
restructured. For example, the reason there are so many overlapping
packages between RPMforge and Extras is that the goals have diverged.
RPMforge maintains specs in a way that will make them compatible with
a wide range of distros. Extras is more of a laser-beam,
forward-looking approach. There are groups of people who fall under
the banners of either side.

The fact of the matter is, is that the user *chose* to integrate the
third party repo into their system. The act of doing this should come
with responsibility. Protecting them will do nothing to help the
situation.


Core and Extras are under no obligation to change anything to cater to any 3rd party, although the individual package maintainers have the option of doing so if it is reasonable. Regular changes in Core and Extras are possible if they are general bug fixes.

Warren Togami
wtogami redhat com


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