Boston FUDCon 2006

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Wed Nov 23 21:19:33 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-11-24 at 01:38 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> I think we discussed this before but why does it needs to be off by 
> default?  When packages are available they will be higher versions that 
> core and updates repository. If the community trusts Fedora Core and 
> Extras, they can very well trust Fedora Legacy. The release notes can 
> mention its now available for default. If someone doesnt really want for 
> some odd reason that let them disable it themselves.

Well this is a decision I have been struggling with, and I would hope a
steering committee would help with this.  Because we aren't Core, and we
aren't Extras, there is some risk using our packages, some cases where
an update may go out that causes problems that aren't caught by normal
QA.  However there is the same risk w/ Extras and Core too.  One
argument is that it would be one less repo that is checked for each yum
action (or each yum action after the cache timeout).  It would also add
load to the master download server.  We have a large number of mirrors,
however I'm not entirely pleased with the way that mirrorlists work in
yum.  Far too often a user in West USA may get handed a mirror in Russia
or France or something.

I guess the long/short of it is that the decision to enable/disable by
default is up in the air.  With Pup there is a pretty easy interface to
enable/disable repositories so changing state shouldn't be that

As it stands right now, I do believe I"m waiting for RH Legal to give go
ahead to even ship a repo file that points to Legacy content.  If they
say no, everything above is rather moot.

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