[ATrpms-users] Re: purpose of atrpms-package-config: modularity & flexibility (was: ...)

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Fri May 28 01:03:02 CEST 2004

I prefer having all the compatible repos in the sources.list

All the repos mentioned about conflicting with... I don't even use. 
They aren't listed on the compatible list of ATRPMs... I wouldn't want
changes to affect something I chose because a non-comaptible repo
doesn't want it in.

On Thu, 2004-05-27 at 17:01, Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Thu, May 27, 2004 at 02:28:56PM -0600, Oscar A. Valdez wrote:
> > El jue, 27-05-2004 a las 12:27, Axel Thimm escribió:
> > > Why not do as I proposed and _use_ the same apt, but providing your
> > > own config files? That is the purpose of it and you don't have any
> > > versioning comparison to care about.
> > 
> > Why not instead have these repo-specific packages contain only the
> > repo's /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ file, and a script to insert it's entry
> > into /etc/yum.conf? No adding other repos: just adding entries for the
> > parent repo. The various repo_x-package-config rpm's shouldn't overwrite
> > each other's files.
> That does not contradict to the model I proposed (splitting off config
> files from the rpms and using common rpms).
> But there are some problems in what you suggest, for instance, how are
> updates to yum.conf handled (scripts that need to parse the file to
> check presence of repo in one of the mirrors etc)? And what is wrong
> in offering other repos in one set (which can stuill be commented out,
> if you do not like them)? Many ATrpms users are very happy to have
> such a large set of packages to choose from.
> There are also other issues with /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ constructs
> that also have not yet been fixed (you have very hard times to setup
> local mirrors for instance).
> ATrpms is both a repo and a collection of repos, if you like to see it
> that way.
> > > (This is probably something of interest for the repo-coord list BTW)
> > 
> > Us commoners are also interested in this stuff. After all, it ends up on
> > our machines! ;-)
> Of course everybody can discuss at repo-coord, not only repo
> coordinators. I am suggesting repo-coord as a better forum, as there
> all repo maintainers are gathered, even some from outside the Red Hat
> world. Of course most repo maintainers are on other lists, too.

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