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Re: FC5 and Yum Plugins



On 12/29/05, Brian Long <brilong cisco com> wrote:
> I would think it would be in the best interest of the Fedora team to
> install protectbase by default, enable it and protect Fedora repos.  If
> power users want to disable it, it's very easy.
>
> Am I off-base in this request?  :)

Have you spoken with the atrpms and freshrpms maintainers? Do you have
their agreement that turning this on is in the best interest of their
users?  I don't see the point in turning this on by default if the 3rd
party repository maintainers are not interested in see it on by
default.  3rd party repos could very easily nullify whatever
protection it provides by introducing scriptlet action in one or all
of their packages if they felt protectbase was getting in the way of
the correct operation of their repository.  And if that happens the
protectbase becomes worthless.
you MUST get the maintainers of the popular 3rd party repos to agree
that turning protectbase on by default is something they will respoect
in their packaging and not try to disable via package scriptlet
action.

-jef


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