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Re: Yum repros wanted

On Fri, 2005-06-24 at 18:03 -0400, Adam Gibson wrote:
> Paul Howarth wrote:
> ...
> > Many of the packages in Extras started life as SRPMs from other repos 
> > such as Dag's and Axel's. It would be great if Dag & Axel would submit 
> > their own packages for inclusion in Extras too.
> ...
> I hope dag does not push his stuff into Extras.  According to what I 
> have read on the Fedora Legacy list, Extras will not be updated by 
> fedora-legacy when Fedora EOL's it so once that happens Extras will 
> become stagnant and not even get security fixes.

There's nothing stopping any package maintainer supporting EOLed
distributions in Extras; however, it's anticipated that not all
maintainers will be sufficiently motivated to do so, and it's not
*required* that they do.

> The Dag repo is always 
> updated to the latest and greatest versions of packages even for very 
> old distros.

Except when that's not possible because the latest and greatest packages
have dependencies on much later versions of libraries that the old
distro can provide. For example, Dag has no bittorrent 4.x package for
anything older than FC2 (and neither does anyone else of course).
Eventually the old distros become simply unsupportable, at least for
desktop apps.

Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>

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