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Sunday, November 21st, 2010, 12:00 pm

Fedora Wishlist Feature: Old Versions

As indicated in the previous post, sometimes it is necessary to use old versions of a particular package which is not available from the repositories. The screenshot below shows what’s available in Fedora as far as Octave is concerned.

Octave package - small

It would be extremely valuable to have links to alternative repositories or even Web sites that offer previous builds of the software, even if these are not “official” and thus less safe. It is not ideal for many different reasons, but it can prevent people from searching the Web for other RPMs that come from entirely untrusted sources.

Fedora is not the problem here, but a constructive suggestion such as this one may become a selling point to some users.

2 Responses to “Fedora Wishlist Feature: Old Versions”

  1. Rahul Sundaram Says:

    If it is a official build, it will be retained in http://koji.fedoraproject.org which is the web interface to the Koji buildsystem of Fedora

  2. Roy Schestowitz Says:

    Thanks, Rahul.

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