Agressive FUD by Fedora contributor (was: [Bug 210775])

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Mon Oct 16 11:01:35 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-10-15 at 23:51 -0700, Christopher Stone wrote:
> I think that a repository that overrides base packages is far more
> damaging than any comments an individual can make on bugzilla or the
> mailing list.  It is essentially forking Fedora and causes a lot of
> problems for the Fedora community.  Such repositories are essentially
> creating their own distribution and should not be acceptable.  It
> would be better for everyone, in my opinion, if these repositories
> created their own distribution instead.
> Therefore, I propose that the 'protectbase' plugin, be actually
> integrated into yum proper, and instead make a plugin which allows
> repositories to override core packages.  That is, the default should
> be that no repository is allowed to override base packages unless you
> specifically install a plugin to allow them to do so.
> Comments?

File an RFE in bugzilla.


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