== Summary ==
No longer include `fedora-repos-modular` in default installations.
== Owner ==
* Name: [[User:Petersen| Jens Petersen]]
* Email: <petersen(a)redhat.com>
== Detailed Description ==
The main motivation for this change is to improve the everyday speed
of dnf experienced by Fedora users.
dnf invocations frequently check for and pull down last repo metadata
and the yum modular repos which are seeing less use and content
nowadays have been exasperating this problem.
The proposed solution is just not to install the Fedora modular repo
configurations any more by default.
This document represents a proposed Change. As part of the Changes
process, proposals are publicly announced in order to receive
community feedback. This proposal will only be implemented if approved
by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee.
== Feedback ==
Some initial discussions:
== Benefit to Fedora ==
This change will improve the user experience when updating or
since the less-used yum modular repos will no longer be on by default
for all users.
== Scope ==
* Proposal owners:
** update F39 comps @core group to not install fedora-repos-modular by default
** update fedora-container-base.ks to not install fedora-repos-modular
** update fedora-common-ostree-pkgs.yaml to not install fedora-repos-modular
** propose Fedora coreos also drops fedora-repos-modular
* Other developers:
** Spin owners may want to check on any possible impact on their
* Release engineering: [https://pagure.io/releng/issue/11426
* Policies and guidelines: N/A (not needed for this Change)
* Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)
* Alignment with Community Initiatives:
== Upgrade/compatibility impact ==
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Any existing modular repos will remain in place and updated normally.
This is also a reason for not changing the modular.repo files themselves,
since disabling the modular repos by default their would cause
upgrades to turn off modular repos.
== How To Test ==
* run dnf upgrade commands etc and check that modular repos are not
active, ie modular repo metadata not checked/downloaded.
* check that fedora-repos-modular is not pre-installed.
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== User Experience ==
Users of new Fedora installations will no longer have the Fedora
modular repos setup and enabled by default,
resulting in a noticeable speed up executing dnf commands.
They can install fedora-repos-modular to activate the modular repos on
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- Packages are compressed more efficiently, making downloads and
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- Kerberos tickets can be renewed automatically. Users will now have
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- Libreoffice is one of the most commonly installed applications on
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- Green has been scientifically proven to be the most relaxing color.
The move to a default background color of green with green text will
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== Dependencies ==
== Contingency Plan ==
* Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?)
** Change owner(s) will revert the changes and re-enable the modular
repos as needed
* Contingency deadline: Beta freeze
* Blocks release? No
== Documentation ==
== Release Notes ==
* The Fedora modular repos are no longer setup in new installations by
default as of Fedora Linux 39.
* Users can easily enable them with by installing the
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