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Re: Where is my "everything" gone?

On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 12:03:27PM -0400, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 05:33:56PM +0200, Olivier Galibert wrote:
> > > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=186007
> > 
> > You guys are nuts.  Time for me to find a way to migrate us out of
> > fedora to something sane.
> Not really. An "everything" install basically becomes impossible once you
> have external repositories like extras. It would be like doing an 
> "everything" install in Debian.. not at all sane.

Sure, but Fedora is not Debian.  Having a reasonable core with a set
of packages which provides decent functionality is, or was, one of the
points of Fedora.  The ability to throw them in a nfs install
directory with whatever extra packages you locally need and some
automatic configuration packages was very nice.  Now you've thrown
that away.  "Everything" meant in practice "the package selection has
been done in the repository itself".  Now there is no easy way to do
that anymore.

But I really start to wonder why there is a core/extras distinction as
that point.  Why do you care, the user will have to select by hand
what he wants anyway.

When was it decided that computer farms, servers and remote
administration was unimportant, and only the desktop user was
interesting?  Is it official, or just de facto?


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