[CentOS-devel] freetype package missed in repo

Sat Aug 7 13:20:35 UTC 2021
Troy Dawson <tdawson at redhat.com>

On Fri, Aug 6, 2021 at 4:26 PM Leon Fauster via CentOS-devel <
centos-devel at centos.org> wrote:

> On 06.08.21 15:29, Troy Dawson wrote:
> >
> > It is also very useful when we find out "why" people are doing things.
> > Using this example, it's helpful to know "why" they are trying to
> > reinstall freetype.
> > Is this a security audit that requires every package to be reinstalled?
> > Is this part of someone's QA that requires every package to be
> reinstalled?
> > Did you accidentally remove a file and need to re-install the package.
> > Knowing the "why" helps us (Red Hat) understand the priority and scope.
> Its a QA process that identified that a package would be downgraded,
> if distro-sync would be done. Downgrades are classified as security
> issue, therefore a manually interaction was done. The reinstall activity
> was done by an operator to verify that the current installed pkg is
> really not in the repos anymore ...
> So IMHO, for the sake of "high level" processes out there. Leaving the
> already published rpm in the repos would hurt less then removing it.
> $ rpm -q --qf '%{SIZE}\n' freetype
> 811871
> --
> Leon

Thank you for the feedback.
This will help us push back if/when we are requested to do something
similar in the future.
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