yum RFE

Dan Horák dan at danny.cz
Wed Oct 18 17:00:08 UTC 2006

Christopher Stone píše v St 18. 10. 2006 v 09:29 -0700:
> On 10/18/06, Jesse Keating <jkeating at redhat.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> I think this is better than some poor user who is forced to remove all
> packages from a certain repository by hand after their system becomes
> messed up.

=> so it could be possible to create a plugin or an extension for yum
that will remove all installed packages for a given repo. Also not only
the "here discussed repo" replaces packages from the core distro and
they should replace only leaf packages.

> There was a poor unfortunate user on #fedora just yesterday who ran
> into this problem and was forced to uninstall all 3rd party repo
> packages which due to dependencies resulted in uninstalling and
> reinstalling dozens of packages.  This is *much* more freightening and
> confusing to unsuspecting users if you ask me.

Users are usualy warned on the 3rd party repos web pages that mixing can
cause troubles.

Now I will be quiet again.


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