Proposed F13 feature: drop separate updates repository

Jon Ciesla limb at
Wed Dec 2 15:59:06 UTC 2009

Josh Boyer wrote:
> 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.
> josh
If that's the case, then good. In that case, I see no huge benefit to 
leaving it or changing it.

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