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Re: Beware: External repos can break key transition



On 12.09.2008 12:25, Richard Hughes wrote:
On Fri, 2008-09-12 at 10:27 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
I'd *much* prefer if users don't run into that trouble at all. I currently think that the best solution is the one outlined in this sub
thread:
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-August/msg00151.html
E.g. enable skip-broken by default
The yum backend in PackageKit tries to enable --skip-broken, but it
doesn't seem to make much difference.

:-/

For those cases a '"More Information" button in PackageKit' is likely
a really good idea.
The text I've got already is this:
> [...]
case PK_ERROR_ENUM_REPO_NOT_AVAILABLE:
	text = _("There was a (possibly temporary) problem connecting to a software source\n"
		 "Please check the detailed error for further details.");
	break;

I suppose this one is the one that will be shown in the xine-lib/xine-lib-extras case and similar cases with inter-repo problems.

[...]
I don't mind adding a clickable link in the dialog, but the data needs
to be translated and so I would much prefer to point the user to a yelp
page with all the extra info. I've a horrible feeling that this help
text would be very distro specific.
>
How would you improve those error messages, and what "extra
information" would you provide to the user?

Hmmm. Not sure and maybe a total crazy idea, but maybe a three stage solution could do the trick:

1) the small warning dialog with links to

2) a more specific help text in yelp

3) a page in the wiki which could list current issues and their workaround

My personal view is that by showing an error dialog, we've lost, and
should avoid doing it at all costs.

+1

And we should not forget all those users that call yum directly.

CU
knurd


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