On Mon, Nov 28, 2005 at 01:40:15AM +0100, Paul Wouters wrote:
Do you think there is a fundamental problem with people being able to
the sources easilly? Is yum fundamentally flawed for this? Is it too much
work to put in yum?
We might appreciate decisions better if we know why they are made in a
It's been discussed over and over; that's why Seth is being so abrupt. The
archives to this list and the yum list are public, so you can certainly find
out why they've been made.
The short answer is that it violates the principle of "do one thing and do
it well". Adding features like this clutters up yum's interface, not to
mention the internal code. Having it separate is cleaner.
Matthew Miller mattdm(a)mattdm.org <http://mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux ------> <http://linux.bu.edu/>