[Gllug] Fedora Core 14

Richard W.M. Jones rich at annexia.org
Tue Feb 7 18:54:16 UTC 2012

On Tue, Feb 07, 2012 at 11:08:57AM +0000, Rob Crowther wrote:
> On 07/02/12 10:37, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> >There is one external repo (rpmfusion), and it's kept synchronized
> >with the main Fedora repo.  This situation is effectively no different
> >from how Debian packages patented and non-free things.
> >
> Right, but that's only been around for a few years (a Google search
> reveals 5 years but only really active for 4 [1]).  Debian has had
> everything in standard repos for as long as I've been using Linux.

rpmfusion was created as a fusion of 3 separate repos 4 years ago.
The other repos existed for much longer.  Debian, note, has in the
past had many other repos (non-US anyone?)

> >In any case it is done for legal, not technical reasons.
> It doesn't make any practical difference for what reason it's done.
> If upgrades are harder for legal reasons then upgrades are harder.

Upgrades aren't harder, you're simply wrong about this.  Try using
Fedora and RHEL before you comment on them.


Richard Jones
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