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Re: Breaking deps deliberately

On Wed, 2009-05-13 at 09:22 -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-05-13 at 10:55 -0500, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
> > I'm not sure why you think we need entirely separate repos for this kind 
> > of action. PackageKit is aware of update levels. Bug fix, security fix, 
> > or regular feature update. You could add functionality to PackageKit 
> > that allows you default the type of updates you want instead of all 
> > updates. Right now you can just manually uncheck the updates you do not 
> > want, so if they don't have a red icon next to them. In fact, I think 
> > the notification window you get that says "Security Updates only" would 
> > get you on your way.
> The problem here is that packages get multiple updates.  Lets say update
> 1 is non security.  Update 2 is security.  Updates 3 and 4 are non
> security.  User Bob does a fresh install, and in order to get the
> security update, he has to update to update 4, which has 3 non security
> updates rolled into it.  He might as well just update everything.

 yum update-minimal --security

...this doesn't work in Fedora because we only ship one version of the
package. Also PK can't do a minimal-update.
 But creating separate repos. will not help this problem, IMNSHO.

James Antill <james fedoraproject org>

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