[Mageia-dev] Mirror layout, round two

andre999 andr55 at laposte.net
Tue Nov 30 02:06:19 CET 2010

nicolas vigier a écrit :
> On Mon, 29 Nov 2010, andre999 wrote:
>> The supposed advantages of discarding a set of repositories over having an
>> obvious sandbox aren't clear.
> I think misc already explained it clearly in this mail :
> https://www.mageia.org/pipermail/mageia-dev/20101129/001503.html
> If you disagree, you can reply to his email. But don't keep repeating
> that there's not clear drawbacks, that the cost of creating new
> repositories is almost nil and this kind of thing if you don't have
> any real arguments.
Well you can insist that the mentioned drawbacks are significant, but if 
you follow my arguments, you will see that I explain why I don't believe 
they are.
And I'm not the only one with this point of view.
It is useful to take a global point of view, with all the factors involved.
What may seem to be an extra cost for additional repositories is often a 
cost, whether or not these additional repositories exist, as long as we 
try to meet certain goals.
For example, extra repositories for users is a red herring if we propose 
to give user the choice to ignore what would be in these extra 
repositories.  Admittedly, not if we choose to deny the user this choice.

As well, some supposed costs make assumptions that we will do things the 
same way as Mandriva.  But I have presented a different way of doing 
things, which wouldn't necessarily entail such costs.
So you like to say that I don't have any real arguments.
Well I'd say that much of misc's arguments in that post don't hold if we 
do things in a different way.  In other posts, misc's arguments conform 
with my point of view.

By the way, I'm *not* proposing creating *new* repositories.  I'm 
proposing *not removing* some existing repositories, and doing certain 
things in a different way.

And what are your *real* arguments ?

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