[Mageia-dev] bug 2317 revisited: --update option should behave like --search-media

Sander Lepik sander.lepik at eesti.ee
Fri Jun 22 20:34:46 CEST 2012

22.06.2012 21:10, AL13N kirjutas:
> Op vrijdag 22 juni 2012 19:34:54 schreef Sander Lepik:
>> 22.06.2012 18:59, AL13N kirjutas:
>>> Op vrijdag 22 juni 2012 11:58:10 schreef Claire Robinson:
>>>> I think you are misunderstanding the kind of support we can offer for
>>>> backports. See Thomas's email. We will test a package installs and
>>>> works. We don't plan on supporting updates against already installed
>>>> backports, at least none that I'm aware of and if so then we maybe ought
>>>> to rethink opening backports altogether.
>>> exactly, at this point, since noone thinks having supported backports is
>>> feasably, i think we should just have backports being unsupported, less QA
>>> that way too.
>> We support them only that much that they can be installed and basic
>> functionality works (and this was needed because at Mandriva times some
>> backports just didn't work at all and so backports got bad reputation - we
>> wanted to fix that part). For me it never was more than that.
> but, you cannot guarantee install without errors, as we spoke of above.
Why not? At the moment when backport is submitted from backports_testing to backports it
must be installable. If something will break after then it's another problem. But i don't
remember any such problems from Mandriva times.


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