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Re: Fedora needs more evangelism for repositories

Michael Schwendt wrote:
On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 13:47:44 -0700, Mike Fedyk wrote:
Package: *
Pin: release l=Fedora Extras, a=stable
Pin-Priority: 1850

If package abc is in "Fedora Extras" and any other repository, it will only use the "Fedora Extras" package. This should keep repository mixing from happening for the most part.

It doesn't know about dependencies though, does it? So, you would still
satisfy the dependencies of package X from repo A with packages Y and Z
from repo B. And exactly that is an untested and unsupported configuration
and one of the dangers of mixing repositories.

No, this is exactly what the priority covers -- choosing which repository to use when the same package name is encountered.

So, if you have mplayer in livana, and dag the setup I proposed would choose livana even if it had a lower version number (for better or worse, I choose to put livana at a higher priority because they seem to be related with fedora.us


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