[repo-coord] dag, newrpms, kde-redhat, jpackage for FC1 (was:
Dag FC1 repo for newer yum version)
dag at wieers.com
Fri Aug 12 03:10:49 CEST 2005
On Fri, 29 Jul 2005, Axel Thimm wrote:
> Ccing repo-coord as this is more of interest there.
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2005 at 12:12:00PM +1000, Michael Mansour wrote:
> > http://apt.sw.be/fedora/1/en/i386/dag/
> > RPMS/ 28-Jul-2005 02:41 -
> > headers/ 28-Jul-2005 02:41 -
> > which doesn't contain the required repodata directory.
> > This seems to mean that when upgrading to yum 2.3.4, we lose access to Dag's
> > repo which seems to be yum 2.0 compatible?
> > Is there a way to make this work?
> Kindly asking Dag to provide the metadata support? :)
Axel, I regret you added the newer yum to older distributions. Not only
because you're replacing a core package (which you are free to do), but
mostly because you're forcing me to add yet another metadata to
distributions that we're trying to phase out instead of supporting in even
more ugly ways.
It might be easier for you, since people using your repository will have
this newer yum installed anyway. But you add complexity to everyone else,
as they have to support apt, old-yum and new-yum as well.
Seth should have foreseen backward compatibility (both within yum as well
as in yum-arch/createrepo) but since that's not the case I thing this was
a bad judgement call from you.
I'm already spending 1 hour generating all metadata, which is causing
inflexibility and time-wasting on my end. Adding even more repodata will
only worsen this situation.
Unless we have a single application generating metadata for all formats,
I'm not interested in supporting new-yum on older distributions for that
-- dag wieers, dag at wieers.com, http://dag.wieers.com/ --
[all I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power]
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