yum RFE

seth vidal skvidal at linux.duke.edu
Wed Oct 18 22:39:50 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-10-18 at 09:14 -0700, 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.

No, I'm pretty sure I understood what you wanted to do. I just think
that implementing in software that which should be handled in social
interaction and policy is a bad idea.

You want a technical solution to a socio-political problem.

They historically don't work. For evidence of these see Bruce Schneiers
website. :)


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