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Re: [opensuse-project] Contrib project
  • From: Guido Berhoerster <gber@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2011 11:50:51 +0100
  • Message-id: <20110302105051.GJ4650@wopr.local.invalid>
* Ludwig Nussel <ludwig.nussel@xxxxxxx> [2011-03-02 11:01]:
Guido Berhoerster wrote:
So we have two categories of packages left which cannot be in
Factory, firstly software which is inherently insecure and
cannot be maintained in Factory and secondly software which is
volatile in nature. Do you have some examples or even numbers for
these categories?
Given that there is even a large enough number of packages for both
categories how about creating something like openSUSE:*:Volatile
and openSUSE:*:Insecure instead of Contrib?

The only argument pro separate repos is that it prevents accidental
build dependencies on such packages. From a user's point of view
there is not much difference. As soon as the "crap" repo is enabled
you need to look very closely to find out where a package comes
from. Some kind of tag that makes e.g. zypper display "this package
has a bad security reputation, use XXX instead" would be more

Agreed, my point was exactly that one would need to explicitly enable
such a repo with an obvious name which then really only contains
"crap" packages and nothing else.

Guido Berhoerster
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