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Re: Packages with "fc6" name in Fedora 7



On Sun, 2007-04-08 at 18:01 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Hi
> 
> The current thinking seems to be to just ignore them* but this is 
> guaranteed to result in a lot of confusion. When end users do a 
> distribution upgrade via yum or Anaconda, some of the packages might not 
> have been updated to the Fedora 7 version due to incorrect packaging or 
> other issues while the rest are packages which are deliberated not 
> rebuild to avoid churn. Debugging a end user system with such a mix of 
> packages is very painful.
> 
> I would suggest that we consider rebuilding just to avoid the confusion. 
> I consider that a good enough "technical reason". The advantage of less 
> churn in packages is lost quickly since packages receive updates fairly 
> quickly in general.

If packages receive updates fairly quickly, then why are there still
packages in devel that have .fc6 as the disttag in the repo?  I find
your assertion to have empirical evidence to the contrary.

josh


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