[CentOS] Re: Mixing RPMforge and EPEL (Was: EPEL repo)

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Tue Jul 31 20:28:39 UTC 2007

On Sun, 29 Jul 2007, Rex Dieter wrote:

> drew einhorn wrote:
> > Dumb question.
> > 
> > Can't we identify the source of the package by looking at the signature.
> Signature, vendor, etc... right.  Pretty much why epel (so far) didn't see
> the need/value in the complexity/overhead of introducing repotags.

That information is not shown by yum on dependency failures (which break 
yum). Not having that information in copy&paste output requires people to 
ask one or more questions before finding the cause and redirecting to the 
correct forum.

Having that information available in the output (which is impossible with 
the signature or vendor because of the size of the string) will make it 
apparent to the user having the problem where to report a problem.

Besides, what complexity/overhead does the repotag have exactly ?

But we all discussed this over and over again, just to be rebutted by the 
same false arguments or saying that RPM can be changed. (which it can NOT 
for the foreseeable future ! thank you very much)

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