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Re: That ole Livna Problem/That ole VLC Problem

Michael Schwendt wrote:

The burden
of avoiding repository compatibility problems is on the 3rd party
packagers' shoulders.

I'd call this a recipe for disaster, given the facts that (a) a very large number of packages were available in 3rd party repositories long before the fedora project even existed, (b) fedora policy precludes completely replacing the contents of all these packages, and (c) the original packagers sometimes can't change to be compatible without breaking updates for their own current users.

> Unless you manage to get Fedora packagers to
monitor 3rd party repositories, some of which they may not even have
heard of before.

Exactly, and that just doesn't happen. Is it just that I know more about the RPM situation or is this better organized over in the .deb world?

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com

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