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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Proposal for project in root namespace: GNOME:*
  • From: "Dominique Leuenberger" <Dominique.Leuenberger@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 16:13:59 +0200
  • Message-id: <s50ec6bc.077@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

>>> Reply on 18-09-2006 17:12:38 <<<> Am Monday 18 September 2006 15:39 schrieb Stanislav Brabec:
> > Adrian Schröter wrote:
> > > Hm, that would mean when there is a stable Gnome 2.18 all people
> needs to
> > > change their repository URLs ?
> >
> > Yes. Exactly this was my intention.
> >
> > After GNOME 2.x 2.x+2 update, desktop often needs small
> reconfiguration
> > and some things may even disappear.
> >
> > Imagine that you are using 2.x and you will get 2.x+2 overnight. Your
> > desktop is now different, needs some work to adjust it, and may be
> even
> > less stable. And what is worse, there is no way to undo this change.
> That would be always a bug IMHO. How does a user do an update from
> openSUSE
> x.y to x.y+1 (or SLE) otherwise ?
> > That's a reason, why I would like to see stable versions in form
> > GNOME2xx. When GNOME 2.x+2 appears, we can let 2.x repository
> silently
> > die in few weeks or months (i. e. stop updating and building).
> or rest forever, because some stupid app does not get ported :/


on this topic I already posted once on factory, but did not get an answer.
Maybe here coule be a better place?


Maybe I'm on the wrong place for this, but it might be interesting even

Let's assume the following (I think a not so uncommon scenario):
- A user installs a openSuSE Version 10.1
- He changes the installation repositories to something like
and adds also

Now come's one of the trickier parts:
The upudate repo is pointing to:

What will happen when openSUSE 10.2 get's the 'stable' Distribution an
dwill thus be linked in place of 10.1?

ZMD will most probably install many packages from 10.2 (maybe even
wished by the user) but the link to the update repo will still point to
The same problem is with MOST external repos, as most of them also
contain the version number in the path.

Could there something be implemented to have it point to a URL like: /%OSS-VERSION%, thus updating the links upon
a relink of the stable tree?


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