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Re: comps discussion at fudcon and the future



On Friday, January 16 2009, Kevin Kofler said:
> seth vidal wrote:
> >  - you can't merge metapkgs across multiple repos
> > 
> > that's the benefit of doing it this way.
> 
> Sorry, but how's that a benefit?
> 
> RPM Fusion extends the current comps groups with their own stuff. Why do you
> want to stop them from doing that? It is what makes multimedia just work if
> you add the RPM Fusion Free repository at install time. It also means the
> packages will show up in the regular groups in GUIs, not in special "(RPM
> Fusion Free)" groups. Banning it would break all this again.

No, that's exactly what Seth is saying.  By using the groups file ->
metapackage on the fly conversion, we allow what RPM Fusion is doing
today to be able to continue working.  If we were to use explicit meta
packages, on the other hand, it wouldn't

Jeremy


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