reducing distribution CD count

Per Bjornsson perbj at
Thu Feb 24 23:54:03 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-02-24 at 23:31 +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:

> There's no point in maintaining dropped packages in Extras until Fedora
> can actually handle Extras properly.

Isn't that a bit of an overstatement? Realistically, if you install FC4
later than on the day it is released you'll likely want to do a "yum
update" pretty much immediately. If Extras is enabled by default in Yum
(and any other package managers that are deemed to matter), this will
also pull in the updates for anything that was moved into Extras. Sure,
that's a two-stage upgrade (anaconda + yum), but with the amount of
package updates that Fedora has been seeing, it basically is anyways.
>From what I have understood it sure sounds like the Extras repo is
supposed to be enabled by default?


Per Bjornsson <perbj at>
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University

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