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Re: That ole Livna Problem/That ole VLC Problem



On Thu, 17 Jan 2008, Les Mikesell wrote:

> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >
> > perhaps, but that would violate the fundamental rule that's already
> > been mentioned a number of times here -- don't mix non-fedora repos.
>
> "mentioned here" == a few hundred people understand it - maybe...
>
> > if they forget, and cavalierly start dragging packages out of other
> > repositories sometime down the road, they have no one but themselves
> > to blame.
>
> Can you point to the documentation that explains that? It's broken as
> designed.

it's certainly mentioned here:

  http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/en/sn-using-repositories.html

no, that clearly won't stop some people from screwing things up, but
as long as people continue to build incompatible repos, i don't see
that there's any perfect solution.

rday
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