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

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Wed Oct 18 17:43:32 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 18 October 2006 12:22, Christopher Stone wrote:
> 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.

These are the same users that would install a package off a website because 
the website said too.  Its usually how they get the repo in the first place.  
Should we provent them from installing any package that doesn't come through 
a yum repo?  The package they get from the 3rd party repo could just as 
easily DISABLE the plugin so that the repo will work as the repo is designed, 
not as how we THINK it should work.

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora
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