[Mageia-dev] Backports Summary

nicolas vigier boklm at mars-attacks.org
Wed Jun 27 20:14:40 CEST 2012

On Wed, 27 Jun 2012, andre999 wrote:

> nicolas vigier a écrit :
>> On Wed, 27 Jun 2012, andre999 wrote:
>>> nicolas vigier a écrit :
>>>> On Wed, 27 Jun 2012, andre999 wrote:
>>>>>>> I would favour tagging backports as update repos, so that in the event
>>>>>>> of a newer backport for security or bug fixes, that it will be
>>>>>>> automatically presented with other updates.
>>>>>> No.
>>>>>> as the update applet currently works it would show the backport as
>>>>>> an update even if you dont have an earlier backport installed,
>>>>>> defeating the purpose of having separate /updates vs /backports
>>>>> This is conditional on first modifying the update tools, as suggested next.
>>>>> A backport should only update an already installed backport.
>>>>> (Similarly for nonfree and tainted, if that is not already the case.)
>>>> We should not change the behaviour of medias tagged as update repo. If
>>>> we want a different behaviour for backports then we should tag those
>>>> medias as backport, not update.
>>> The idea is, once the tools are appropriately adjusted, to tag the backport
>>> repos as update media, as in rpmdrake.  But alternately we could get the
>>> update tools to automatically treat backport repos as update media for
>>> backports.
>> backports are not updates, why should we tag them as update ?
> If you are talking about the packages themselves, of course _backports 
> packages_ should be tagged as backports, and regular update packages as 
> updates.

packages themselves are not tagged as backports or updates.

> However talking about _backport repos_, exactly how we tag them is 
> arbitrary.
> Although obviously backports are updates relative to the initial release in 
> question, so it is not unreasonable to tag the backport repos as updates.

backports and updates repos need to be handled differently by
urpmi/rpmdrake. So they should be tagged differently. Is it so hard to
understand ?

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