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Re: Re: Shrinking/splitting up core Was: Why are there only i686 and i586 Version of glibc...



On Tue, 8 Jun 2004 18:18:54 -0400, Willem Riede <wrrhdev riede org> wrote:
> 
> 
> On 2004.06.07 22:18, Tom Diehl wrote:
> > On Mon, 7 Jun 2004, Willem Riede wrote:
> > > On 2004.06.07 10:24, Stephen Smoogen wrote:
> > > > On Sun, 2004-06-06 at 22:33, Steven Pritchard wrote:
> > > > > On Sun, Jun 06, 2004 at 03:23:41PM -0400, Willem Riede wrote:
> > > > > > How would that work with respect to upgrades? Haven't we had cases where glibc
> > > > > > needed to be upgraded and that change affected virtually all applications?
> > > > > > With a monolithic distribution that is pretty painless, compatible versions
> > > > > > are available and replace their ancestors.
> > > > >
> > > > > This really comes back to a question that came up a week or so ago...
> > > > > How should anaconda handle third-party installation CDs?  (If the
> > > > > method is good enough for Fedora Extras, it should be good enough for
> > > > > any third-party repository.)
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > I dont think Anaconda is meant to look at anything beyond the bare
> > > > installation Cd's the rest should be done with first-boot. Maybe first
> > > > boot should have a yum configuration section where you can enter the yum
> > > > places you want to to point ot.
> > >
> > > But at that point you have a broken system - not acceptable IMHO.
> >
> > Why do you think it is broken? That makes no sense.
> 
> Because I am talking about the case where e.g. glibc changes in a way that needs
> changes in applications to make them work again. Since with a mini-core most of
> the applications will not be in core, but in extra's, they wouldn't be upgraded
> when you do the core upgrade, and therefore not work afterwards. QED.
> 
> Regards, Willem Riede.
> 

Why wouldn't they be upgraded? Why wouldn't I rebuild these apps in
their repos (Desktop, Devel, Multimedia, Education, Extras, etc.) when
something they depended on in Core was upgraded? That would be silly
of me.

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Crutcher <crutcher gmail com>
www.samedi-studios.com



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