Proposed F13 feature: drop separate updates repository
limb at jcomserv.net
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.
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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