Fedora "backports" repo?

Michał Piotrowski mkkp4x4 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 21 00:25:29 UTC 2010

2010/9/21 Björn Persson <bjorn at xn--rombobjrn-67a.se>:
> Michał Piotrowski wrote:
>> Ok, so maybe it's time to setup Fedora "backports" repo for these that
>> wants new and shiny Firefox 4, PostgreSQL 9 or whatever with big
>> number.
>> I'm not a huge fan of huge updates in "stable" Firefox3->Firefox4,
>> Kde4.5->Kde4.6 etc. In fact I would prefer to avoid them. But
>> sometimes people want this latest and greatest, shiny :)
>> Setting up "official" backport repo will avoid repos fragmentation.
>> Keeping all cool updates in one place appears to be a reasonable idea.
>> Am I right?
> How hard would it be to "cherry-pick" from this backports repository? To
> install a newer Firefox from there for example, but keep the PostgreSQL from
> the ordinary Fedora even if there is a newer one in the backports repository,
> and with a simple "yum update" receive bugfixes to PostgreSQL from fedora-
> updates and new Firefox versions from the backports repository?
> If the backports repository would be an "all or nothing" thing, or if cherry-
> picking would require special tweaking of Yum, then it's a bad idea.


> Björn Persson


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