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Re: [opensuse-factory] Tumbleweed snapshot question
On Thu, Feb 9, 2017, at 11:29 AM, Richard Brown wrote:

Please do not recommend priorities

It is very rare that a repository can be trusted implicitly

Especially something like Packman which can, and does, often include
packages which it "shouldn't" (just like it used to have its own
fdupes until recently)

The best method is to rely on zyppers vendor logic, so a user can
cherry pick WHICH packages they want from which vendor, and then rely
on zypper dup --no-allow-vendor-change to keep things that way.

But how does a user know which packages they want? The recommended
method for switching to packman is to switch the vendor for all
currently installed system packages to the packman repo. That just
assumes that at the random point in time that they have added the repo,
that it will be correct, and that in the future, it will no longer be
correct. If packman adds a new package that the user SHOULD have, it
would get stuck to the official repos.
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