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Re: Proposed F13 feature: drop separate updates repository

On 02/12/09 16:09, Bill Nottingham wrote:
Matthew Booth (mbooth redhat com) said:
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.

The separate Everything tree that does not get obsoleted is required
in some form for GPL compliance, with respect to the ISO images that
we ship. Any new solution would have to preserve this.

This argument sounds weird to me. However, there no reason you can't keep around as many repositories as you like as long as the One True Repository exists and people can use it exclusively. Currently it doesn't exist.

Matthew Booth, RHCA, RHCSS
Red Hat Engineering, Virtualisation Team

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