Fedora "backports" repo? (Was Re: PostgreSQL 9 for F14?)

Michel Alexandre Salim fedora at michelsylvain.info
Tue Sep 21 08:49:04 UTC 2010

On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 01:43:43 +0100, Adam Williamson wrote:

> The Mandriva policy is a reasonable starting point:
> http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Policies/SoftwareMedia#Backports_policy
> it's sketchy and not greatly written, but the basic idea is that
> backports should only be 'leaf' packages (things on which nothing else
> depends) and libs required _only_ by the packages that are being
> backported. Packages on which other, unrelated packages depend shouldn't
> be backported.

Sounds like the only way to package Firefox under such a backport scheme 
would be to bundle Gecko etc.

Michel Alexandre Salim
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