F21 Self Contained Change: Playground repository

Marcela Mašláňová mmaslano at redhat.com
Thu Apr 17 13:03:17 UTC 2014

On 04/17/2014 02:34 PM, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 3:03 AM, Marcela Mašláňová <mmaslano at redhat.com> wrote:
>> On 04/15/2014 05:58 PM, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
>>> ...snip...
>>>> Packages for the repository are built in COPR. The COPR owner can
>>>> propose the repository as a whole for inclusion into the Playground
>>>> repository by marking it as such in COPR. Repositories/packages
>>>> successfully built and satisfying the Playground repository's
>>>> Policies are copied into the Playgroud repository. The one Playground
>>>> repository includes many Copr repositories.
>>> I'm a bit confused here. Is there another repo that all playground
>>> packages are copied to? Or are they just seperate copr repos?
>>> Ok, on further reading there is a seperate repo. This would be mirrored?
>> No copying, there is not so much space on Copr. It's not a real repository,
>> but set of Copr projects marked as Playground. They will be installed by dnf
>> plugin, I recommend to look how the plugin works:
>> http://dnf.baseurl.org/2014/03/19/copr-plugin/
>> It will be almost the same for Playground plugin.
> This reminds me of something else that wasn't clear to some FESCo
> members yesterday.  The wording around dnf being required can seem to
> imply that you require dnf to replace yum across the entire system.
>  From my understanding, that isn't required and people only need to use
> dnf if they wish to use the playground plugin.  Is that correct?  If
> so you might want to clarify the wording in the requirements section.
> josh

My bad, I thought everyone is testing dnf heavily these days :) You can 
install yum and dnf without conflicts. Dnf must be used for installation 
and management of Playground repo, rest of the system can be still 
handled by yum.


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