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On Saturday, 2010-10-02 at 10:30 -0500, Rajko M. wrote:
On Saturday 02 October 2010 08:04:17 Carlos E. R. wrote:
I propose that such changes are forbidden by policy, repository addresses frozen till life end of the distro.
We don't have web links policy that will prevent changes on any server in the infrastructure, announced or not.
The problem is that this particular change affects all new installs of 11.2 (at least). Just imagine a chap, new to linux and/or opensuse, testing 11.2, and crash! During install, testing of repos fails. Later, every half an hour pops an error of the updater in the middle of the desktop. And he can not install anything. And he did not configure any repo!
Even if it is not enabled by default, the refresh is active by default, and it fails. Ignoring is not that easy, you have to select ignore half a dozen times.
Problem is that we don't have web link creation guidelines that one can read before creating the link. The result is that links are created without thoughts on their longevity and as consequence there is a need to change them from time to time.
If there is a need to change, don't change. >:-)
Or, design some method to communicate a message to zypper from the server about those changes.
The redirect on the server to new location will suffice. It will work with or without announcement.
That can be a solution. If it works.
- -- Cheers, Carlos E. R. (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)