nvr issues, yum distro-sync

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Thu May 27 20:07:03 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-05-27 at 15:58 -0400, Matt McCutchen wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-05-27 at 15:03 -0400, James Antill wrote:
> >  While it's not good packaging, most of the time these bad versions
> > don't cause any problems.
> It's better to have the packages that are supported (to the extent that
> the community provides support) for the distribution version being used
> and won't appear in "package-cleanup --orphans".  AIUI, there is no
> correspondence between the release numbers of a package in different
> Fedora versions, so the higher-release F12 package may lack fixes that
> the lower-release F13 package has.
> >  If you want to get rid of them "easily" though, feel free to install
> > the yum from rawhide and run "distro-sync".
> I'm looking forward to using "distro-sync".  Will PackageKit change to
> do "distro-sync" instead of "update"?  I think it should.

that's going to be up to the pk maintainer(s).

but I don't think moving to distro-sync necessarily makes sense there.

distro-sync is mostly valuable for folks playing between two releases.


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