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Re: Making updates-testing more useful





On Fri, 12 Dec 2008, Thomas Moschny wrote:

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.

what do you mean 'virtual' dependency problems? They are not virtual they are actual dependency issues.

-sv




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