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

Rahul Sundaram metherid at gmail.com
Tue Sep 21 09:12:20 UTC 2010

 On 09/21/2010 02:19 PM, Michel Alexandre Salim wrote:
> 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.

Yep.  For a number of important packages, we have to resort to bundling
libraries if we go this route.  Other distros like Ubuntu are already
doing this for their main Firefox packages.  It might be a trade off
worth considering for backport repo if one exists.


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