Proposed F13 feature: drop separate updates repository

Chris Adams cmadams at
Wed Dec 2 19:16:17 UTC 2009

Once upon a time, 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.

Are these really significant issues for a significant number of users?

Not many people go looking manually for packages, since there are many
tools to do it easier (yum, PK, repoquery, etc.).

The repos are automatically configured with fedora-release; how often
are you configuring yum?

The only time I have to care about this is if I'm writing a kickstart
file, but it is one extra line (and then I copy the same kickstart base
over and over).
Chris Adams <cmadams at>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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