[repo-coord] Publicly submittable repository
Thomas Vander Stichele
thomas at apestaart.org
Wed Apr 21 16:00:11 CEST 2004
On Wed, 2004-04-21 at 14:51, Jeff Pitman wrote:
> What does fedora.us have to offer for my scenario? Do you think anyone
> there would listen to my needs? And act?
I don't see why fedora.us with fedora legacy wouldn't fit your scenario
at least partly, or as much as the collective of other repo's.
Anyway, you were saying you wanted to *start yet another one*, which is
what I was advising against.
> To me, Dag, freshrpms, ATrpms, et al. *are* fedora-legacy without the
> insane political clashes. Fedora.us is now Redhat. What else can I
Well, not all of them do legacy stuff in the first place, and Fedora.us
is not (yet ?) Red Hat. But again, I was advising against *creating yet
> How about a nice, cleanly driven set of repositories without all of the
> political mayhem? Apt and yum are already written to support multiple
> repositories, so why fight and try to create a monoculture? [Spare me
> the argument about trojan horses in upstream sources and rpms.]
I have nothing against multiple repos per se. Both approaches have
different drawbacks and advantages. Having a "monoculture" as you call
it (which is not quite what it is) has the advantage of being able to
verify internal consistency more easily. Something that could be a lot
easier soon for the multi-repo approach.
OTOH, having each repo by itself essentially be a monoculter on its own
might be bad as well - what happens if any of these people decide to
stop packaging ?
Anyway, the original argument was trying to advise against starting *yet
another repository* :) So try to avoid that whatever you do; it'd make a
lot more sense to join an existing project.
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