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Re: infrastructure modest proposal



On Wed, 2008-12-10 at 21:06 -0500, Tom Horsley wrote:
> 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 :-).

+1

FWIW: One can install all the updates in stable right now by removing
packageKit, ie #yum remove packagekit.  This will let the updates
install. You can reinstall packagekit when they get it figured out.  




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