Proposed F13 feature: drop separate updates repository

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Wed Dec 2 15:20:47 UTC 2009

On 12/02/2009 03:39 PM, 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.

So your proposal is to drop updates, but to add updates to "Everything"?

In this case, I am all for it.


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