Proposed F13 feature: drop separate updates repository

James Cassell fedoraproject at
Wed Dec 2 17:54:50 UTC 2009

On Wed, 02 Dec 2009 12:47:17 -0500, Matthew Booth <mbooth at>  

> Any tool which deals with repositories requires the repo to be  
> configured twice. Off the top of my head I can think of:
>  1. yum
>     separate repo and updates-repo in yum.conf.
> 2. livecd tools
>     two repos in kickstart
> 3. revisor
>     two repos in kickstart
> 4. febootstrap
>     two repos on command line
>  Given that you almost always want updates, it would an improvement if  
> all of the above could be replaced with a single configuration.
>  Matt

So, create a meta-repo that just says "I'm the combination of these  
several repos over here"?  Of course, it'd require modification of all the  
programs that know how to talk to repos...

Personally, I think the current repo setup is just fine as it is.

James Cassell

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