Agressive FUD by Fedora contributor

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at
Sun Oct 15 23:40:51 UTC 2006

On Sun, Oct 15, 2006 at 06:15:37PM -0500, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-10-16 at 00:24 +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > Christopher Stone wrote:
> > > ATrpms is not compatible with Fedora (despite what they claim) and using this
> > > repo will only mess up your system.
> > 
> > > ATrpms overrides official Fedora RPMs and basically you end up destroying your
> > > system.  
> Well, forgive my ignorance here, but does ATrpms override any FC or FE
> RPMs? If so, why?

Apart from packages that existed at ATrpms to start with there are two
other cases:

o Historically (e.g. RHL7.3 upwards) there were many bug fixes (like
  the rpm rpms) required and crippled packages needed different build
  options or more (non-existing) BRs to offer functionality needed by
  other packages.

o Packages required for non-Fedora distributions, e.g. RHEL4 and RHEL3.

But modern Fedora has due to a faster pace in development and a richer
set of packages undone most of the issues, allowing ATrpms to reduce
the set of packages overlapping with Core.

Still some attempts to cooperate in completely reducing them didn't
get the feedback they needed, e.g. last year on fedora-devel-list

But that is not about a technical part, e.g. "ATrpms replaces Core
packages", but the way someone not ever having used ATrpms (as he
writes) and having picked up something only from hearsay is fudding
about ATrpms and trying to scare people away from it just because they
mentioned it (the short version of the FUD is "every system enabling
ATrpms is doomed, if it still works it's out of pure luck").

The fact is that the repos are approaching each other and that he's
just throwing mud to any such effords. It's unjustified, unfair to the
people involved and demotivating.
Axel.Thimm at
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