Making updates-testing more useful

Seth Vidal skvidal at
Fri Dec 12 15:15:34 UTC 2008

On Fri, 12 Dec 2008, Thomas Moschny wrote:

> 2008/12/12 Seth Vidal <skvidal at>:
>> On Fri, 12 Dec 2008, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>>> Another good question (related to the "will this confuse new users" part):
>>> Will you enable the updates-testing repos from 3rd party repos in the same
>>> step automatically? Otherwise people that use those repos will now and then
>>> run into dependency troubles -- for example when a new xine-lib enters
>>> updates-testing from Fedora and xine-lib-extras-nonfree enters
>>> updates-testing from RPM Fusion at the same time.
>>> But well, likely it doesn't matter to much anyway, as yum is still pretty
>>> broken in such situations anyway, as mirror lags will confuse it:
>> Yes, that's right yum is broken b/c the mirrors are out of sync.
> No matter how hard you try, there will always be a small period in
> time where mirrors are out of sync. And this especially holds for the
> synchronization between the main Fedora repo and third party repos.
> So there should be a mechanism developed to make yum aware of the fact
> that one repo (or mirror) it uses is behind others - because that can
> lead to (virtual) dependency problems which probably should be
> reported to the end user in a different way than intra-repo dependency
> problems.

what do you mean 'virtual' dependency problems? They are not virtual they 
are actual dependency issues.


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