Proposed F13 feature: drop separate updates repository

Bill Nottingham notting at
Wed Dec 2 16:09:41 UTC 2009

Matthew Booth (mbooth at said: 
> 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.

The separate Everything tree that does not get obsoleted is required
in some form for GPL compliance, with respect to the ISO images that
we ship. Any new solution would have to preserve this.


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