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Re: Split-off package config from release note packages



2006/4/1, Patrick Barnes <nman64 n-man com>:
> On Friday 31 March 2006 11:34, Demond James <dnjinc wowway com> wrote:
> > Axel Thimm wrote:
> > > But then hell breaks loose and people accuse JoeBob of forking fedora,
> > > when all he wanted to do is either provide decent mirrors (local or
> > > not) for his users or additional repos. Having to replace
> > > fedora-release to do that results in for example:
> > >
> > > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/JohnMahowald/ATrpmsWarning
> >
> > What would help stop the propaganda Axel is descriptions of the changes
> > that were made to these core packages.  As it stands now I do not want
> > to replace the core packages with your packages simply because I don't
> > now what changes you made.  Let me decided if I want that added
> > feature.  Other than that great job and great repo.   Thank you!
> >
>
> When you start changing packages from Core, it really is a fork by definition.
> Replacing Core packages is not and will never be considered a good or safe
> practice, and will never be supported by the Fedora Project.  I'm not saying
> that providing alternative packages is a bad thing, but you must clearly tell
> users what they are getting.  If you don't, then someone else has every right
> to try, as John did.  As soon as you change one package from Core, the system
> isn't Fedora Core anymore, even if it is highly compatible.  This is why the
> Trademark Guidelines are so restrictive about changing systems and continuing
> to call them Fedora Core.  Providing alternatives to Core packages isn't
> providing a third-party mirror or repository, it is providing an
> *alternative* repository, and it is beyond the scope of the Fedora Project to
> support that or make it easier in any way.
>
> The fedora-release package is the single package that defines the installed
> release.  Any file that is unique and critical to a particular release is not
> out of place in that package.  The repository configurations are arguably
> release-agnostic, and could be reasonably split into a different package, but
> only for reasons of maintainability.  If you want to change the existing
> files, tell users and give them the option.  If you want to add new
> repositories, provide a separate package.
>
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no 3rd party repo is supported by fedora including all the others...

regards,
Rudolf Kastl
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