Selective Updates

Matt McCutchen matt at
Wed May 5 01:08:23 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-05-04 at 17:44 -0400, Bernd Stramm wrote:
> Too costly with the current tools, I have no doubt. The method you
> describe doesn't look manageable, you're right.
> Perhaps I should go research packaging systems and strategies, there
> may be demand for more customizable systems. This is basically the same
> problem as people generating their own spins.
> I was thinking about filtering the updates suggested by the current
> system. That is more or less what someone has to do manually today if
> they want to experiment with advanced versions of a particular package.

Users who want to be adventurous with particular packages already have
options.  They can install the rawhide version (rebuilding it against
older libraries if necessary) or install from the upstream source.  I do
this regularly.  But Fedora's resources are better focused on supporting
a single repository per release.


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