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

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Fri Feb 25 16:23:56 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-02-25 at 10:19 -0600, Chris Adams wrote:
> 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).

but it doesn't break them in the since that it's non-functional - it
just makes them go away for the first boot.

> > 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.

Not really, the open source ones could feasibly be included in fedora
core and therefore could deal with it. The closed source items cannot.


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