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

Christopher Stone chris.stone at
Wed Oct 18 16:22:45 UTC 2006

On 10/18/06, Jesse Keating <jkeating at> wrote:
> A user added a repo by whatever means (installed an rpm, copied a file, hand
> wrote it out).  They have a reasonable expectation that the repo they enabled
> will work just like any other repo they have.  To make that the case is just
> silly.

But the fact is that some repos do not behave like others.  Some repos
override base packages and fork Fedora into a new distribution.  And
unfortunately the majority of users who enable these repositories are
totally unaware of the consquences until it is too late.  All we are
trying to do is to have some kind of warning mechanism in place to
help protect unknowing or unsuspecting users.

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