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Re: [opensuse-factory] EOL feature
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On 2011-05-28 04:55, Andrew Joakimsen wrote:
On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 21:39, Carlos E. R. <> wrote:
I just posted that long list to show that users do indeed get non working
repos, contrary to what Andrew said.


I never said user's don't always get working repos, actually what I
mean by "breaking the package manager" is exactly that. The package
manager works perfectly fine until one day *poof* something is done on
the server and any action you try to take in your package manager
fails. IMO that's broken.

Ah, ok.

On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 20:59, Nelson Marques <> wrote:
2. One month before the EOL add a small package which will force that
any sessioned login on a console will print out: "This product life
cycle finishes on $DATE. PLEASE UPGRADE!"

This mentality is why we have this issue to begin with. Just because
there will be no future development work on a particular distribution
doesn't mean there are users that still use it, are happy with it and
have no compelling reason to upgrade.

Yes, it happens a lot. I'm still using it, till I have time to upgrade.
11.4 had a lot of issues, many unsolved yet. An openSUSE version is at its
best several months after release... and then it is removed.



Now, I still see 11.1 repos on widehat.opensuse.org and
download.opensuse.org so I don't understand what the issue is. If a
3rd party deleted their repo, that's beyond our control.

No complaining with that. But there are users out there that simply are not
aware that a version is EOL and don't understand why the updater is failing
suddenly on several repos. The updater could be clever and warn the user
that the version is EOL. The updater could simply check for existence of,
for example, "http://opensuse.org/EOL/11.2.html";

Simply a nice feature to have, IMHO.

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)
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