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Re: WTF? Inaccessible bug reports?



On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 12:02 -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 11:35 -0500, James Hubbard wrote:
> 
> > There are 80 machines in a cluster.  He has 30 boxes sitting on desks.
> >  There are potentially another 90 machines.  It sounds like a mixed
> > use environment in a location like a school.  He might know what
> > applications he wants, but it's doubtful that he can anticipate all of
> > the needs of his users.  It's easier to just install everything and
> > let them use what they want.  It minimizes the number of calls that he
> > has to field from his users requesting that something be installed.
> 
> What this says to me is that we need to make it a more seamless
> experience for if you don't find something in the main menu, to get it
> installed.  We have the "Add/Remove Software" link but unfortunately
> it's based on packages which aren't the same thing as applications.
> There is work going on around this which might land in the Fedora 9
> timeframe.
> 
> > I personally don't like to install everything.  I know developers who
> > like to install all so they don't have to go track down packages later
> > when they need them.  
> 
> Right, we should also make it trivial to cache whatever RPMs you want in
> the yum cache.  That's not the same thing as having them installed.

1. I thought this was what warren was working on w/instant mirror
2. you can create a 'this is my cache' with repotrack, too.
3. if you don't want to purge your local cache just set keeplocal=1 in
your yum.conf

-sv



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