Miro Hrončok wrote:
Wouldn't it be easier if the "default stream" would
just behave like a
I can think of two solutions of that:
1. (drastic for modular maintainers)
We keep miantaining the default versions of things as ursine packages. We
only modularize alternate versions.
Pros: Users who don't want alternate versions won't be affected by
imperfections of our modular design. No Ursa Major/Prime needed in the
Cons: Modular maintainers who do modules with just one stream because it
is easier for them would need to rollback to what's easier for everybody
else but them. Modular maintainers who do multiple modular streams would
need to maintain both the alternate streams and ursine packages.
In other words, this proposal would ban module-only packages, allowing
modules only for alternate versions? IMHO, that is the most reasonable
2. (potentially dangerous consequences?)
We put the default modular stream into our regular repos, similarly to
what we try to do in the buildroot. "dnf install Foo" would install the
Foo package and would not enbale any streams or modules. The modular
maintainers would keep maintaining the modules as now, the infrastructure
would compose the defaults into the regular repo (or an additional but
Pros: Maintainers would keep doing what they desire.
Cons: We would need to make this technically possible and figure out all
the corner cases (however AFAIK this needs to be done for the "modules in
buildroot" thing as well).
If that works out, that sounds acceptable to me as well. As long as I am not
forced to use or care about modules, this works for me.
I think either of your 2 proposals needs to be implemented ASAP. They are
both much saner than the overengineered and error-prone solutions the
Modularity team is proposing for this blocker (see Stephen Gallagher's mail
that started this thread). Seeing how DNF already has trouble meeting user
expectations in corner cases (e.g., with Obsoletes, with weak dependencies,
etc., and now also with Modularity), I don't think expecting more complex
behavior from it is going to work out well.