yum RFE

Christopher Stone chris.stone at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 16:14:18 UTC 2006

On 10/18/06, Rex Dieter <rdieter at math.unl.edu> wrote:
> Christopher Stone wrote:
> > On 10/17/06, Christopher Stone <chris.stone at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On 10/16/06, Josh Boyer <jwboyer at jdub.homelinux.org> wrote:
> >> > File an RFE in bugzilla.
> >>
> >> I have filed an RFE:
> >> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=211250
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > 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?
> If that "one" person is the maintainer (and/or upstream developer) of
> the package in question, and they happen to disagree with you?  I'm
> shocked!  Shocked, I tell you.

The reason it was closed was because Seth totally misunderstood what
the RFE was trying to accomplish.  Set thought that we were trying to
make it impossible or extremely difficult for 3rd parth repos. to
override base packages when the opposite is true.  We want to make it
easy for them to do this, but we want the user to have to take an
extra step in order to enable them to do this.  And this extra step
should warn the user about the consequences of enabling this.

We are *trying* to protect unknowning and unsuspecting users here.

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