If anything of the like, /etc/dnf.repos.d makes more sense. These repos are not
necessarily part of the distro.
On March 13, 2019 11:46:12 AM EDT, Theodore Papadopoulo
On 3/13/19 4:03 PM, mcatanzaro(a)gnome.org wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 7:50 AM, Kalev Lember <kalevlember(a)gmail.com>
>> Please don't, it's just pointless renaming that invalidates all end
>> documentation and makes it harder for other programs such as
>> and gnome-software that all need to adopt for the new paths.
> Handling a rename is not exactly rocket science. Why would this be at
> all problematic? The change is proposed for F31, not F30. That's
> of time. If this is the last remaining usage of "yum" in the distro
> let's get rid of it and move on. Since both locations should be read,
> should be fully backwards-compatible anyway.
It is reasonable to introduce a better name for the repo and
/etc/distro.repos.d seems to be a nice and clearer one. It furthermore
somewhat stresses that it is not related to a specific tool (yum) which
is indeed the case since packagekit and others also use it.
So creating the new directory (1) -- provided everyone agrees on the
name -- and putting the repo files in it is nice and not complicated or
A different question is migration of all tools/documentation to this
directory. Fortubately, there is a simple solution. Make a symbolic
from the old directory to the new. Adding this symbolic link (2)
that everything works smoothly immediately (and conveys the message
the "true" directory changed).
A third question (3) is when to suppress the symbolic link. Nothing
requires that this is immediate (except eventually some aesthetics). It
can last as long as needed to ensure that all tools are migrated and
that the name change is sufficiently documented (there will be always
old web ressources that will remain with the old name, but if the new
name appears often enough on web searches, that's OK).
I believe that (1) and (2) can be done immediately and could be
(3) can be dealt much later....
Sent from my mobile device. Please excuse my brevity.