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Re: Proposal: fedora-release-rawhide subpackage

2010/1/7 Zing <zing fastmail fm>:
> On Thu, 07 Jan 2010 14:02:24 -0700, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
>> On Thu, 07 Jan 2010 15:24:05 +0100
>> Till Maas <opensource till name> wrote:
>>> You propose that the repo should be enabled by default if the package
>>> is installed. I don't like this. This make it a lot easier to break a
>>> system with Rawhide, if one installs the repo file, e.g. only to be
>>> able to easily download the src.rpm files with yumdownloader or to
>>> query it with repoquery, but not to actually install the unsigned
>>> packages from it.
>> How many folks do this? I suppose this is a downside... we could also
>> ship it with default disabled, so you would need to install and then
>> enable it.
> What makes you think these same users won't then also edit and enable
> rawhide at this point?

Because the type of users we speak of, just enable *blindly* whatever
repo is available by a *default* installation. Those type of users
*dont* read at all, neither descriptions coming with a package nor
websites. So the barrier is much higher for them to break their boxen.

It would be even better to install (disabled) the rpmfusion repos.
Because enough of them think they might get what they miss if they
enable rawhide. The closed source drivers for their video cards and
nonfree codecs to play their music and movies.

So at least a big +1 to have the rawhide repo in a different package
and get it installed disabled if one wants/needs it.

LG Thomas

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