new yum and apt conf ????

Jef Spaleta jspaleta at
Wed Nov 5 23:41:30 UTC 2003

Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Desquerre Yohann (yohann desquerre wanadoo fr) said: 
> > > yum and up2date come by default with URLs that redirect to the proper
> > 
> > I upgrade from 0.95 release so my conf is not correct...maybe you are
> > talking about the Cd's of fedora core 1 ????
> It may be installed at /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources.rpmnew or
> /etc/yum.conf.rpmnew.

Man i was really hoping for a very very strong statement about the perils of
upgrading from a test release to an official release this time around. I'm very
wary of a large number of new beta testers, who have had close
association with rawhide, getting burned in a month or so when rawhide
diverges from the fedora updates...because of this very issue.
I humbly suggest that a lot of the new-comers do not have a full
appreciation of what rawhide is, and are going to learn the hard way
when new tech starts showing up for consumption and they are expecting
to get fedora core 1 updates. 

I was really hoping for a strong statement in the release annoucements
that upgrading from a test release is not exactly the most advisable
thing to do. For a lot of people, they are just going to upgrade from
their test release install and think they are set to get updates from
the correct update sources and it will still be rawhide, because the
source file is not going to get overwritten.

Desquerre is one of the lucky few who are actually going to take the
time to notice their up2date didnt change source locations.

-jef"oh and by the way..the sky is falling"spaleta
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