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Re: Leaving?



On Friday 28 July 2006 09:02, Hans de Goede wrote:
> I keep hearing this argument, that the packages for the involved drivers
>  can be made to conflict with the update. Which in essence will deprive
> all but the most technical of our users from security updates. So this
> is a moot argument. ? Deprive all but the most technical of our users
> from security updates is almost as bad as completly breaking their system.

  As you know that has been discussed before and it should be possible to 
write a yum plug-in to avoid this. This could be done as an extension in the 
said packages.

  Technically this is feasible. Why it as not been done before? Because there 
was not enough motivation to do it.

> Yes completly breaking for a non technicall user an X server refusing to
> start is almost impossible to fix.

  I am not saying that this is a good thing, note. This is evil.
  Not to upgrade a package because some entity had months in advance to fix 
something, and did nothing is evil as well.

  Now, which evil is worse?

> Regards,
>
> Hans

-- 
José Abílio


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