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Re: That ole Livna Problem/That ole VLC Problem



On Thu, 17 Jan 2008, Tim wrote:

> On Wed, 2008-01-16 at 11:38 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> > why does someone need to use more than one repo to install vlc?
>
> I can imagine it being more complex than just that.
>
> e.g. Someone sets up Livna, to install mplayer.  Then they want to
> install something that can only be found from another repo, so they
> set that up.  Later on, they want to install vlc and just do yum
> install vlc, and all hell breaks loose.

perhaps, but that would violate the fundamental rule that's already
been mentioned a number of times here -- don't mix non-fedora repos.
quite simply, the minute someone decides to pull in another repository
(be it livna, freshrpms, whatever), then it's *their* *responsibility*
to remember that and act accordingly in the future.

if they forget, and cavalierly start dragging packages out of other
repositories sometime down the road, they have no one but themselves
to blame.

if you find that you need more than one non-fedora repository to
install a package, that should set off some warning bells.

rday
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