yum RFE

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Wed Oct 18 16:20:59 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 18 October 2006 12:14, Christopher Stone wrote:
> 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.

Unknowing and unsuspecting users will become frightening and confused when the 
repo they added doesn't work like the rest of the repos they have.

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora
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