ATrpms and FC5/RHEL5

Nils Philippsen nphilipp at
Tue Jan 3 09:00:52 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-01-02 at 12:10 +0100, Emmanuel Seyman wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 01, 2006 at 10:44:36PM -0800, Florin Andrei wrote:
> > 
> > Right, so repository XYZ carries the package ABC, which I need, but
> > since XYZ fosters the repo hell, I shall simply walk away whistling.
> The correct thing to do would be to:
> 1) Complain to the repo maintainer that replacing Core (and Extras?)
>    packages is a big no-no.
> 2) Find out why said repo maintainer feels the need to replace said
>    packages
> 3) Submit a bug in Bugzilla to solve repo maintainer's need
> 4) Wait for bug to be resolved. Wait for repo maintainer to rebuild
>    packages that don't conflict with Core/Extras anymore.

4a) Wait for bug to be CLOSED/WONTFIX because maintainer's needs would
e.g. mean possibly violating patents.

Unless everything has plug-ins or some other witty scheme to handle that
comes up, we will likely see people rebuilding core packages with stuff
enabled that we don't.

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