[suggest] Remove flash plugin from repo

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Tue Jul 17 20:48:35 CEST 2007


On Sun, 15 Jul 2007, Karanbir Singh wrote:

> Heiko Adams wrote:
> > Hello,
> > since Adobe provides an offical yum repository for flash plugin IMHO the
> > flash-plugin package should be removed from the repo to avoid conflicts
> > with packages from the offical repo.
> > If it's possible the flash-plugin package should be removed by a special
> > package which installs Adobe's repository.
> 
> I dont think we should remove things from a central repo at all, its
> good for users to not need to add $vendor specific yum repo's all the
> time. Also, general packaging quality from most vendors leaves much to
> be desired.

What's more, replacing a package by something that adds another repository 
is *NOT* done. A repository is used because it is trusted. The moment you 
add another repository that is owned by another organisation, the trust 
you received is out of the window.

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