Proposed F13 feature: drop separate updates repository

Jon Ciesla limb at
Wed Dec 2 15:00:53 UTC 2009

Matthew Booth wrote:
> The separate updates directory has been a pain for as long as I've 
> been using RHL/Fedora Core/Fedora. It means you have two places to 
> look when searching for packages manually, and twice as much to 
> configure when you're configuring yum. It has never benefitted me, or 
> anybody I know, but it has caught me out on any number of occasions. 
> What's more, nobody really seems to know why it's like that: it seems 
> it's always been that way, and nobody ever bother to fix it.
> So lets fix it. The package set at release time is only interesting to 
> historians. If any of them are really that bothered, I'm sure somebody 
> can come up with a yum module which finds the oldest available version 
> of a package in a repo.
> Matt
Would not this also provide the minor added benefit that there could now 
be a drpm for the first update for a package?


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