reducing distribution CD count

Jeff Spaleta jspaleta at
Mon Feb 28 22:36:22 UTC 2005

On 28 Feb 2005 19:04:08 -0300, Alexandre Oliva <aoliva at> wrote:
> fedora-release could Obsolete: package <= V-R as of the time of the
> new release or something like that.  It's not perfect, since if
> there's an update for the package after the initial release, one would
> have to spin a new fedora-release package to cover that.  Yeah, right
> :-)

obsoleting does more than notify.. it will have an affect on the
install package set. Thats not what is need at all. people need to be
informed of expiration so they can make informed choices... not have
removals of expired packages removed by obsoleting magic.  You only
make matters worse by expanding the use of obsoleting to include this
sort of situation... people will just learn to disable obsoleting to
avoid applications evaporating from the system.


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