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Revision as of 11:45, 18 April 2019

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Change Proposal Name

Summary

Dnf team wants to change a default setting for the repo option skip_if_unavailable to FALSE.


Owner

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 31
  • Last updated: 2019-04-18
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

Dnf team wants to change a default setting for the repo option skip_if_unavailable to FALSE. The option is responsible for behavior when metadata of a repository is unavailable. When it is set to false, it will stop on the first unavailable repository with raising an error. The default behavior could be overwritten by a configuration of each repository or in dnf by configuration in /etc/dnf/dnf.conf.

The behavior is not new, because it was used already by YUM, and the behavior is really essential because all Fedora ropos are already shipped with skip_if_unavailable=FALSE.

The change will be applied in libdnf library, and the changed behavior will be visible for all direct and indirect users of the library: dnf, microdnf, PackageKit, ... .


Benefit to Fedora

It should provide a better security because some Important updates from third-party repositories could be present in temporary unavailable repository, but user can easily overlook it during “dnf update” because the issue is reported as a warning.


Scope

  • Proposal owners:

Backport the following upstream pull requests into the DNF stack on Fedora:

https://github.com/rpm-software-management/libdnf/pull/701


  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

User Experience

Broken repositories are recognized early, enabling the users to act upon them by double-checking their repository configuration or filing bugs, instead of assuming no upgrades are available.


Dependencies

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change), Yes/No
  • Blocks product? product

Documentation

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes