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Re: Proposed F13 feature: drop separate updates repository



On 12/02/2009 10:30 AM, Jon Ciesla wrote:
Matthew Booth wrote:
The separate updates directory has been a pain for as long as I've
been using RHL/Fedora Core/Fedora. It means you have two places to
look when searching for packages manually, and twice as much to
configure when you're configuring yum. It has never benefitted me, or
anybody I know, but it has caught me out on any number of occasions.
What's more, nobody really seems to know why it's like that: it seems
it's always been that way, and nobody ever bother to fix it.

So lets fix it. The package set at release time is only interesting to
historians. If any of them are really that bothered, I'm sure somebody
can come up with a yum module which finds the oldest available version
of a package in a repo.

Matt
Would not this also provide the minor added benefit that there could now
be a drpm for the first update for a package?

I like the proposal, the only drawback I found is that when a new Fedora release is out we mirror (local) the updates repository with priority, and the big Everything repository is mirrored using a small bandwidth setting because it is not needed normally for the first updates (updates that add new dependecies are not common the first weeks)


-J



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