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Re: Proposed F13 feature: drop separate updates repository



On 12/02/2009 06:01 PM, Casey Dahlin wrote:
On Wed, Dec 02, 2009 at 11:06:22AM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:

However, other than 'browsing manually for packages', I'm not really
sure what problem you are trying to solve by getting rid of the
updates repository.  It would seem like this has quite a bit of cost
for relatively little to no real gain?


This is true.
It is not true.

* It shifts "costs" from "users" to "vendor"
and from "mirrors" to "master".
* It helps users who are using networked installs to spare bandwidth (avoids downloading obsolete packages from "Everything"/"Fedora").

Admitted, for most users, it would change almost nothing.

Ralf



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