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Re: Very much packages with fc6 tag instead of fc7 in the FC7 tree



On Fri, 2007-06-01 at 05:39 -0700, Steve G wrote:
> >Fedora maintainers have not rebuilt these packages for Fedora 7
> >to avoid making end users download the packages for only a release tag
> >change. 
> 
> This is bull. Most people download an iso which contains the old version. IOW,
> you download it *anyways*. The only people this might help is rawhide users and
> people updating via yum - which if I recall, is not officially supported. I'd
> like to see this policy changed in F8 so that admins/users can spot failed
> upgrades or orphaned packages. That is far greater value than saying its to save
> bandwidth when it doesn't.

I tend to agree. If I saw a fc6 package on my anaconda updated fc7
system, I would likely think something has failed to update.

Richard.


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