Zif backport repository for F15 available for testing

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 19:48:06 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 13:43, Doug Ledford <dledford at redhat.com> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> Wow... just wow.
>> -jef"please hold while koji asks you a series of questions concerning
>> multiple provider cascades to pre-populate the build environment for
>> your rawhide scratch build that you have just requested"spaleta
> You can always have a switch to provide the old heuristic if you want.  And that switch can default to on for automated environments like koji.  But since you are asking questions about whether or not zif picks the right package to satisfy a dependency by default, it's fair to ask the question whether or not there *is* a right automatic dependency.

I can understand in the case where you have some knowledge of what the
various package chains do. But for a lot of packages I have no clue
and could care less (until I do and then I will be as cranky and
unreasonable as if I had been asked a ton of questions). So in either
way I would say that the package solver is in a un-winnable situation.
They just need to choose one they can live/die with.

Stephen J Smoogen.
"The core skill of innovators is error recovery, not failure avoidance."
Randy Nelson, President of Pixar University.
"Let us be kind, one to another, for most of us are fighting a hard
battle." -- Ian MacLaren

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