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

Christopher Stone chris.stone at
Wed Oct 18 03:17:41 UTC 2006

On 10/16/06, Josh Boyer <jwboyer at> wrote:
> 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.

I have filed an RFE:

It was also suggested to me that the 'priorties' plugin would be
"better" for this purpose, see my note about this in the RFE report.

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