Ville Skyttä wrote:
On Fri, 2005-01-28 at 13:47 +0100, Michael Schwendt wrote:
>On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 13:31:01 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>>I had asked Warren Togami to add them on PM and he answered:
>>"There is little good reason to do so. Trying to limit the size of that
>>repository because many mirror administrators see it as redundant."
>>This is not true, SRPMS apt-repositories are not redundant. Not having
>>them implies loss of functionality to apt.
>Well, then I think the Apt community may need to prove him wrong
>and do some lobbying.
FWIW, I would like to see the complete apt'table (pre-)Extras SRPMS
repos available at fedora.us and its mirrors. The reasons have been
outlined in this thread.
I have to admit that I don't understand if there is any purpose in this.
"apt-get source" is only a convenience but otherwise is not very
useful. "apt-get build-dep" does not need SRPMS at all except the local
SRPM, which you already have locally because you want to build it. Is
there some aspect of this that I am failing to see? I fail to see the
"need" in this.
From the perspective of mirror administrators it is somewhat painful to
host redundant RPMS. I personally don't have the disk space to do this
forever with all distributions.
I suppose it is tolerable to do only SRPMS.extras of the latest stable
distribution. When FC4 happens, I will wipe the 3 SRPMS.extras. Is
this acceptable? I will however not add the base and updates SRPMS.