That ole Livna Problem/That ole VLC Problem

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Thu Jan 17 18:58:49 UTC 2008

Ed Greshko wrote:
>>> perhaps, but that would violate the fundamental rule that's already
>>> been mentioned a number of times here -- don't mix non-fedora repos.
>> "mentioned here" == a few hundred people understand it - maybe...
> Well, it is sort of like customizing your car. 

If you start with the realization that the manufacturer omits vital 
parts and you are required to customize to have something useful.

>>> if they forget, and cavalierly start dragging packages out of other
>>> repositories sometime down the road, they have no one but themselves
>>> to blame.
>> Can you point to the documentation that explains that? It's broken as 
>> designed.
> I think it is more of a common sense type of thing.  Anyone can start 
> their own 3rd party repository.

The 3rd parties in question existed before the fedora repos.

> You or I could start our own.  But it 
> is just like any other 3rd party enterprise.  It is not expected, or 
> mandated that they work together.

Not expected to work togther...  Yes that's a good description.

> If you think they should...then you 
> are operating under a flawed assumption.

I think we agree that the design is wrong.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at

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