F22 Self Contained Change: Disabled Repositories Support

Stephen Gallagher sgallagh at redhat.com
Tue Mar 17 15:10:54 UTC 2015

On Mon, 2015-03-16 at 16:11 -0500, Michael Catanzaro wrote:
> On Mon, 2015-03-16 at 15:25 -0400, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> > Other examples might be preview releases of certain software that 
> > are  not yet stable enough to be in Fedora proper or whose 
> > installation  might be too disruptive during a stable lifecycle. 
> > Like for example  the recent GNOME 3.12 repositories for Fedora 20 
> > users since we had  the long cycle.
> This is a bad example IMO. We are not set up to handle coprs that 
> include essential system packages. If you try to remove the gnome-
> 3.12 copr with gnome-software, it just uninstalls your desktop 
> environment and leaves you with a broken computer.

Good point. I forgot to account for the lack of a way to back out of 
it when I listed that.

> Installing a single application that's not in Fedora from a copr is 
> one thing, or a newer version of an application, but not if they are 
> core system packages.
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