Proposed F13 feature: drop separate updates repository

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Wed Dec 2 17:09:52 UTC 2009

On 12/02/2009 06:01 PM, Casey Dahlin wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 02, 2009 at 11:06:22AM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:

>> However, other than 'browsing manually for packages', I'm not really
>> sure what problem you are trying to solve by getting rid of the
>> updates repository.  It would seem like this has quite a bit of cost
>> for relatively little to no real gain?
> This is true.
It is not true.

* It shifts "costs" from "users" to "vendor"
and from "mirrors" to "master".
* It helps users who are using networked installs to spare bandwidth 
(avoids downloading obsolete packages from "Everything"/"Fedora").

Admitted, for most users, it would change almost nothing.


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