skvidal at linux.duke.edu
Thu Oct 19 03:08:13 UTC 2006
On Wed, 2006-10-18 at 20:15 -0400, Ed Hill wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Oct 2006 19:26:38 -0400 Alan Cox <alan at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 18, 2006 at 06:39:50PM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> > > You want a technical solution to a socio-political problem.
> > >
> > > They historically don't work. For evidence of these see Bruce
> > > Schneiers website. :)
> > They work very well providing they exist to persuade people and guide
> > them not to enforce . It isn't enforcement we need but guidance
> > There is a very good case for
> > "Package [foo] from 'unimploded-wombats-repository' wishes to replace
> > glibc in your base system. This may lead to future update or
> > incompatibility problems. Are you sure Y/N"
> And perhaps add a URL to a page containing a more in-depth explanation.
> The aspect that many people (esp. Seth Vidal) seem to be overlooking is
> the opportunity to *help* people understand what's happening. And what
> the implications are and why.
> People can learn from experience. And people can make more informed
> judgements when the information is at hand.
What am I overlooking, exactly? I closed the rfe that wanted this
integrated into yum and not handled as a plugin. Nothing keeps this from
being done better as a plugin and made available in the default fedora
package. However, I don't think this is terribly appropriate code to go
into the mainline upstream.
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