[Mageia-sysadm] Decision needed on mgaapplet and adding Requires.

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 17:27:52 CEST 2011

On 17 August 2011 00:53, Michael Scherer <misc at zarb.org> wrote:
>> Either mgaapplet must be changed to allow requires to be satisfied
>>  from Core Release, or newly added requires must be copied from
>> Core Release to Core Updates Testing, and then pushed to Core
>> Updates, when testing has been completed.
>> If mgaapplet is to be modified, this must be given a high priority,
>> as it is now blocking another update.
>> https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2353
> I would modify mgaapplet, personnaly.

A few remarks:

1) This will make MageiaUpdate wey slower
   (quite a lot more synthesis (and bigger ones!!!) to parse,
    quite a lot more of requires to parse/compute)

2) Even with that behaviour, we WILL STILL FAILL on some machines
   if user has eg DVD media but not full network media
   and thus some packages may still be missing from DVD

3) Fred Lepied, Frederic Crozat & Warly have decided to remove
   all code that was adding full media and the like, checking for
   missing media, ... b/c of that

4) we wouldn't cover people not upgrading mgaonline first

5) we know for a fact that copying new requires works smoothly
    vs a new procedure to test

As we are talking about an already product, I would go
to the known to work way...
I don't think that's the right moment to reinvent a new way to
do updates when we already know one.

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