Proposed F13 feature: drop separate updates repository

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Wed Dec 2 16:27:17 UTC 2009

On 12/02/2009 05:09 PM, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> 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.
Isn't this the "Fedora" repo?

To my knowledge the "Fedora" repos corresponds 1:1 to the isos.


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