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Re: infrastructure modest proposal

--- On Wed, 12/10/08, Tom Horsley <tom horsley att net> wrote:

> From: Tom Horsley <tom horsley att net>
> Subject: infrastructure modest proposal
> To: "Fedora List" <fedora-list redhat com>
> Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 6:06 PM
> With all the dependency problems that always seem to crop up
> in updates, I'd like to make a simple suggestion that
> would
> hide 99% of these issues from us pore old users:
> Add another layer of repos: Just before the
> "updates" repo,
> have a "almost updates" repo. Packages that get
> released to
> "updates" now, would instead get released to
> "almost updates".
> Meanwhile, you've got a fedora virtual machine laying
> around
> where you installed by right clicking all the package
> groups
> and saying "install all optional packages" (as
> close to the
> old "everything" button as it is possible to
> get). The repos
> on the VM are modified to point to "almost
> updates" instead
> of "updates".
> Whenever new "almost updates" are available, a
> "yum --skip-broken update" is run on the virtual
> machine.
> Any packages that make it through are really transferred to
> "updates". Any packages with dependency problems
> get mail sent
> to the package maintainers, and don't make it to
> "updates".
> While we are at it: If the update includes a new kernel,
> the
> VM is rebooted.  If the VM doesn't come back, the new
> kernel
> isn't released to "updates" either :-).
> -- 





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