[Mageia-dev] Proposed Feature:Backports_update_applet

nicolas vigier boklm at mars-attacks.org
Tue Jun 12 18:46:41 CEST 2012

On Sat, 09 Jun 2012, andre999 wrote:

> You got me thinking :)
> - Just marking all backport repos as update repos is almost enough to solve 
> the problem, in terms of the tools installing the backports.  Great idea !
> We just have to tweak the tools so that a backport is only installed as an 
> update of a backport.

No. People who only want to use a specific backport will not enable the
backport repository. They will install the backport and keep the
backports repository disabled.

> - Note that we should allow a non-backport to replace a backport, as will 
> likely be encountered in a release update.  If the versioning is properly 
> done (according to established packaging policy), a non-backport in a newer 
> release will have a higher version number, thus replacing the backport.

Which policy ?

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