FC3 -> FC4 Upgrade? (was Re: reducing distribution CD count)

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Fri Feb 25 16:19:27 UTC 2005

Once upon a time, seth vidal <skvidal at phy.duke.edu> said:
> On Fri, 2005-02-25 at 16:03 +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> > Right. Anaconda doesn't actually remove the out-of-Core package itself
> > -- nobody suggested that it does. But it still doesn't actually _work_
> > if the libraries on which it depends have been removed.
> so you're really only dealing with obsoletes.

You are dealing with the fact that anaconda can't handle non-Core
packages and that it can break any installed non-Core package (including
packages that were previously in Core but now are not).

> oh and anaconda has no way of dealing with closed source binaries really
> anyway - on any version of anaconda, ever.

Red herring - anaconda has no way of dealing with any kind of source and
it doesn't know (or care) about the difference in the license or where
the package came from (other than "current Core").  Throwing the "closed
source" arguement is just trying to ignore the problem or blame it on
someone else.

Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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