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

Jeff Spaleta jspaleta at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 16:36:27 UTC 2005

On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 10:19:27 -0600, Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net> wrote:
> 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.

No one is ignoring the problem... he's pointing out this problem has
always existed and will continue to exist for a class of software for
which repositories won't exist.  My Absoft fortran compiler for
example.. won't ever show up in an online repository built explicitly
for fedora... but i am able to upgrade the system and fix its deps
once i reboot.

No one is ignoring the problem... packages have been dropped in
previous releases even way back in rhl... when there was no Extras. If
all the java stuff was ready for fc1 or fc2 or rhl9.. we have the same
problem... with the same solution. If anything the fact that there is
a plan for fc5 to resolve the "long term" problem says that its not
being ignored. There is a constant balancing between long term
interests and short term interests... this round is not very different
than the last 8 releases.


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