Proposed F13 feature: drop separate updates repository

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Wed Dec 2 15:26:28 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 02, 2009 at 09:00:53AM -0600, Jon Ciesla wrote:
> 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?

We already have that if the update is done after GA.


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