nvr issues, yum distro-sync

Jonathan Underwood jonathan.underwood at gmail.com
Thu May 27 20:35:18 UTC 2010

On 27 May 2010 20:58, Matt McCutchen <matt at mattmccutchen.net> 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".

Yes - this is rather important, because our user facing docs (on the
wiki) for preupgrade recommend removing all packages identified with
package-cleanup --orphans. A naive user could literally wipe out their
system by blindly doing that. That's my main concern - we should not
be leaving landmines for users.

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