Proposed F13 feature: drop separate updates repository

Kevin Fenzi kevin at
Wed Dec 2 16:32:42 UTC 2009

On Wed, 02 Dec 2009 17:27:17 +0100
Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 at> wrote:

> 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.

To the DVD iso, yes. 

To any of the spins/desktop/live... nope. They use packages from

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