ATrpms and FC5/RHEL5

Warren Togami wtogami at
Mon Jan 2 04:40:42 UTC 2006

Jeff Pitman wrote:
> It could be doable. But, it would be inconsistent in some cases and
> also would be a major set back as things would have to be
> restructured. For example, the reason there are so many overlapping
> packages between RPMforge and Extras is that the goals have diverged.
> RPMforge maintains specs in a way that will make them compatible with
> a wide range of distros. Extras is more of a laser-beam,
> forward-looking approach. There are groups of people who fall under
> the banners of either side.
> The fact of the matter is, is that the user *chose* to integrate the
> third party repo into their system. The act of doing this should come
> with responsibility. Protecting them will do nothing to help the
> situation.

Core and Extras are under no obligation to change anything to cater to 
any 3rd party, although the individual package maintainers have the 
option of doing so if it is reasonable.  Regular changes in Core and 
Extras are possible if they are general bug fixes.

Warren Togami
wtogami at

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