On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 9:54 AM Pierre-Yves Chibon <pin...@pingoured.fr>
> On Tue, Mar 06, 2018 at 03:33:44PM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > Pierre-Yves Chibon wrote:
> > > On Sat, Mar 03, 2018 at 07:35:00PM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > >> So please let us just repeal that "Rawhide can never go backwards"
> > >> policy.
> > >
> > > This is actually a fair point, but I wonder what prevents us from
> doing it
> > > today.
> > Technically, nothing. This is purely a policy issue.
> I'd be curious if there isn't more than just this, or if someone remembers
> that policy was created.
I *think* that the reason for Rawhide not being able to go backwards is
simple RPM limitations; if people have updated their system with rawhide
packages and encounter a serious bug, if we just roll the updates repo back
to the previous working package, the people who upgraded to it have no
*automatic* way forwards.
Though, I suppose we could perhaps implement this policy if we
special-cased (or simply encouraged) people on Rawhide to use distro-sync
instead of simple update. But that has its own issues.
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