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

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Wed Oct 18 16:14:30 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-10-18 at 08:51 -0700, Christopher Stone wrote:
> On 10/17/06, Christopher Stone <chris.stone at> wrote:
> > On 10/16/06, Josh Boyer <jwboyer at> wrote:
> > > File an RFE in bugzilla.
> >
> > I have filed an RFE:
> Wow, this bug has already been closed in less than 24 hours as
> "WONTFIX" from someone who apparently does not want to even hear any
> discussion on this.

Seth is the upstream yum maintainer.  You were essentially asking
upstream yum to change.  He has that authority.

> What is the point of filing an RFE if one person who misunderstands or
> disagrees with the RFE immediately closes the bug in less than one day
> before hearing opinions on the topic?

The point would be tracking purposes.

By the way, you filed a bug in Fedora bugzilla asking for upstream to
make a plugin that Fedora doesn't even ship to be "hardcoded" into yum
itself.  That particular request would have been better filed with the
upstream yum developers.  And it would have been denied just as quickly.

Personally, I would have started by asking for the Fedora yum package to
include the plugin and have it disabled by default.  To me, that is much
more reasonable.


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