On Wed, 2010-02-17 at 15:49 +0100, Thomas Janssen wrote:
> 2) not restricting yourself to kde* (and its dependencies)
> risk of a flaky system because you're updating a bunch of stuff you
> don't care about. It can then be hard to back out to *not* using
> updates-testing for every future update.
Well. Not true. Whatever is in updates-testing, you should care of.
Most updates are bugfixes and come in 99.99% of the cases into updates
I mean that unless I'm prepared to do testing and reporting, I don't
care about them because they'll eventually appear in updates.
And you can easily back out by disabling the updates-testing repo.
"Backing out" means reversing an earlier advance, e.g. by using "yum
downgrade". Disabling updates-testing won't do that. All it does is
tread water until the standard repo catches up. Nothing wrong with that,
but it's not "backing out".
Nothing brakes, no problem with future updates. We're not
enabling rawhide for some updates. That will give you headaches at
"breaks", not "brakes", but fair enough.