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Re: yum clean bug



Hi


I think it is a good idea too.
However I feel a distinct lack of motivation for submitting a new
feature when the developers just dismiss ideas casually and say that
feature will never have a chance of inclusion. So even if everyone
that uses a new plugin from yum-utils says it is the best thing since
sliced bread and they all want it in yum, it probably won't ever see
the light of day -- after all, the developers said it would never be
considered, right? Will yum-utils then just become a place to stash
any unwanted features?
Its not unwanted. Merely something that doesnt fit with yum. yum-utils is a set of utilities and possibly plugins that extend the core functionality of yum. Some of them dont belong in core yum in anyway. Others might eventually get merged but its always the developers freedom to say no in cases where they disagree with it. There was some ambiguity in the man page which has now been fixed. Fortunately due the extension mechanism adding new features is a easy thing to do akin to say Firefox. Go ahead and code whatever functionality you need and post to yum-devel list and get it included within yum-utils. If users want it they will use it.
As a side note, how many people actually have yum-utils and are aware
of all it's features? There is once again very little motivation to
submit to something that won't be used or even known about. Maybe the
yum-utils structure could be improved to better incorporate plugins,
or maybe a whole new yum-plugins package could be made. It would be
nice to have a man page as well to (tersely if necessary) describe all
the included features. Please note that I would be happy to attempt
such a project if people think it is worthwhile.
As I have said in the list before yum-utils needs better visibility. You can work on documentation such as man page, Fedora Yum guide, writing articles in fedora news or Red Hat magazine. Split up plugins into seperate packages etc. I think thats much more worthwhile than this discussion

regards
Rahul


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