[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: Where do you get the fedora extras from?



> But it's not as big of a deal, imho, as the Fedora.us wiki makes it  
> sound to be.
> 
> You can specifically exclude packages from one or the other - or use a  
> really nify package manager called smart (it's available from dag I  
> believe) and set priority - as in freshrpms could have a priority of 0,  
> fedora extras/livna could have a priority of 1, base OS could have a  
> priority of 3, updates-released could have a priority of 4.
> 
> In that way - most freshrpms conflists with Fedora.us would instantly  
> be eliminate. Now you might have problems the other way (wanting to  
> install a freshrpms package for which a fedora extras dependency isn't  
> good enough) but in those cases, you could individually set the  
> priority of the freshrpms version of the package to higher than Fedora  
> Extras.
> 
> Seriously - take a look at smart - it solves a LOT of the repo mixing  
> issues. And really - the issues are (imho) blown out of proportion.  
> Yes, some exist.

I disagree that it solves the problems. It shoves them back on the user
to sort out via a priority field that functions more or less like a
super-epoch. A solution is to create compatibility.

-sv



[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]