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Re: Installation Wizard in Yumex



On 4/21/06, Garry Harthill <gazzerh gmail com> wrote:
> This is good idea.

Its a horrible idea., because it makes it that much easier for random
inexperienced users to create mind-numbingly simple ways to create
scripts that breaks other inexperienced users systems.  For ever one
of these scripts which will be provided by a reputable maintainer
there will be a vast array of such scripts sitting in
random-joe-user's personal blog or "help site" which hasn't seen a
shred of testing by anyone else and willy-nilly enabled a array of
repositories  with conflicting update paths causing updating problems
for any user who happens to find that random script on the web.

What happens when stanton writes his yumex installer script which
makes slightly different but conflicting choices than the dries
script? What happens with atrpms adds yet another script which again
makes slightly different but conflicting choices? And the poor user
attempts to use all 3 because they each cover unique functionality?

-jef"Can wait to add pathelogical yumex install scripts to his
repository webpage of pathelogical packages of doom repository"spaleta


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