ATrpms and FC5/RHEL5

Jeff Pitman jeff.pitman at
Mon Jan 2 07:25:47 UTC 2006

On 1/2/06, Florin Andrei <florin at> wrote:
> And "don't use 3rd party" is so bogus I'm not even going to debunk it.

It basically comes down to this, if a 3rd party is not doing something you like:

1. Communicate what's wrong on the 3rd party's mailing list. (Not on fedora's.)
2. Offer specs, patches, mechanisms, or scripts via 3rd party's
mailing list and/or bugtracker.

If that fails to alter the course of the 3rd party repo into a
direction you like, then you have the following choices:

1. Don't use the 3rd party repo.
2. Fork it and create your own.
3. Import packages into a repo that caters to your policies.
4. Rant about it randomly.

Anyway, this is all way off topic.

The conclusion of this thread is:

If there is a 3rd party repo having difficulty integrating with
Core/Extras because of a Versioned Obsoletes problem, then hang a
bugzilla for that specific package. Otherwise, Core/Extras has no
obligation to take on a massive undertaking that would cater to 3rd
party repositories.

That's it.

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