Proposed F13 feature: drop separate updates repository

Paul W. Frields stickster at
Wed Dec 2 16:28:24 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 02, 2009 at 11:09:41AM -0500, 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. Any new solution would have to preserve this.

Might there also be export compliance implications too?

Paul W. Frields                      
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