Agressive FUD by Fedora contributor

Christopher Stone chris.stone at
Mon Oct 16 09:15:06 UTC 2006

On 10/16/06, Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 15, 2006 at 10:20:11PM -0700, Christopher Stone wrote:
> > On 10/15/06, seth vidal <skvidal at> wrote:
> > >On Sun, 2006-10-15 at 22:00 -0700, Christopher Stone wrote:
> > >Axel is not trying to break people's systems and there was too much
> > >invective in your post.
> >
> > I did not mean to imply he is *trying* to break people's systems.  I
> > am only stating what I know through experience, and this is that
> > people who have used ATrpms (including myself) have had problems with
> > yum.  It is pretty much the standard answer in #fedora to tell someone
> > to remove ATrpms when diagnosing a problem, and it is a shame that
> > this is the case.
> Yes, it's a shame, so why are you doing it? If there were issues try
> to nail them down and report them instead of continuously fudding
> people.

First, it is not *just* me.  It is basically everybody in the channel
that tries to help other people.  There is only one issue, and that is
ATrpms overrides core packages.  I am reporting this to you NOW.  What
are you going to do to fix this?  Do you really expect the Fedora
community to support both the Fedora distribution as well as the
ATrpms distribution?

> > So let me rephrase my statement and say that using ATrpms has the
> > "potential" to break your system.
> A sudden change of facts. ...

Hey, I am just trying to be more tactful.  You are reacting so
negatively to everything I say that I am retracting some of the things
I said previously and trying to state them in a more tactful way.

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