[Mageia-dev] Repository question: where do we put non-free+tainted RPMs?

Thomas Backlund tmb at mageia.org
Tue Jul 12 23:20:28 CEST 2011

andre999 skrev 12.7.2011 23:48:
> So we could eliminate the "tainted" repos, to facilitate putting packages in
> core or non-free as appropriate.
> There may have to be a few adjustments to show (or not) the packages tagged
> "tainted", but that shouldn't be difficult.
> Wouldn't that be easier ?
> (At the same time, we could choose a name that doesn't indicate that there is
> something intrinsically wrong with the package.)


The decision to have a separated repo for tainted software is not up for 
debate... It has already been discussed and decided long ago.

as for the question that started this thread:

"Repository question: where do we put non-free+tainted RPMs?"

It's simple, and even outlined in the mirrors_policy:

If there is a package that otherwise matches core or nonfree repos,
but has a possible patent issue it ends up in tainted.

As for splitting up tainted in tainted-core/tainted-nonfree,
I dont think it's really worth it, and no-one really argued
for it when we discussed the mirror layout...


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