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Re: Fedora Project launches Pre-Extras



On 12/18/2004 07:47:35 PM, seth vidal wrote:
> We shouldn't have non-version-comparison data used to compare versions.
>
[snip]
 release: versioning information for the release of the package. This
includes describing what distro the package is FOR. It should NOT
include telling the user where the package is FROM.

I'm not so sure about this. The same n-e-v-r from two repo's can easily still be different - for instance, they can: a) have different dependancies, b) have different patches applied, b) be compiled with different options.

If they have different dependancies, yum might actually be able to pick the package that's right for me. If not, how does yum decide? Ask me? How do I decide?

I do see the benefit that Dag claims for ease of recognition by means of the repotag (and yes, I realize that is easily forged, but people take convenience over limited risk any day, and I have verified the repo authentication before I put its URL in /etc/yum.repos.d). I do see the problem that zork isn't the right answer just because of the letter z coming last in the alphabet. What I don't have, unfortunately, is the right answer :-(

Sigh, Willem Riede.



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