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Re: Installation Wizard in Yumex

On Fri, Apr 21, 2006 at 09:34:58AM -0400, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> 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?

What kind of script from atrpms are you thinking of? I may be off base
(or topic), since I don't really know what yumex scripts can/should
do, but ATrpms' policy is to let the users mess themselves with their
configs (and therefore be responsible themselves for the bullet hole
in their foot ;).

All ATrpms does is offer an optional medley-package-config script that
adds a lot of untampered with repos (no weighing, priorities etc),
which the user needs to shape (turn off etc). It also offers (again an
optional) package to use ATrpms' mirrors of fedora core contents.

There is a polite request to either use ATrpms properly (and not
partially enabled) or not at all, as there have been just too many
bugs resulting from that. But this policy is not enforced by scripts.

> 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

Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

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