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Re: Making updates-testing more useful



2008/12/12 Seth Vidal <skvidal fedoraproject org>:
> On Fri, 12 Dec 2008, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>
>> Another good question (related to the "will this confuse new users" part):
>> Will you enable the updates-testing repos from 3rd party repos in the same
>> step automatically? Otherwise people that use those repos will now and then
>> run into dependency troubles -- for example when a new xine-lib enters
>> updates-testing from Fedora and xine-lib-extras-nonfree enters
>> updates-testing from RPM Fusion at the same time.
>>
>> But well, likely it doesn't matter to much anyway, as yum is still pretty
>> broken in such situations anyway, as mirror lags will confuse it:
>>
>> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-August/msg00041.html
>
> Yes, that's right yum is broken b/c the mirrors are out of sync.

No matter how hard you try, there will always be a small period in
time where mirrors are out of sync. And this especially holds for the
synchronization between the main Fedora repo and third party repos.

So there should be a mechanism developed to make yum aware of the fact
that one repo (or mirror) it uses is behind others - because that can
lead to (virtual) dependency problems which probably should be
reported to the end user in a different way than intra-repo dependency
problems.

- Thomas


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