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The greatest repo on earth is....
Dag 86%  86%  [ 6 ]
Freshrpms 14%  14%  [ 1 ]
atrpms 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
fedora extras 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
livna 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
newrpms 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
dries 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
rpmforge 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 7
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 Post subject: The "Best" Repo
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:39 pm 
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In the long-long past, BLAG was RedHat plus some custom packages.

Then other repositories' packages were merged, mostly Dag & Freshrpms.

Now there is a variety:
Fedora
Fedora Extras
Livna
Dag
Freshrpms
Newrpms
Dries
atrpms
rpmforge

Not all of them are making fc5-based packages, but most will.

So I need to re-prioritize where I snag packages from. I haven't included livna in the past. What's people's experience with it? Are things like dag/freshrpms better?

I guess I'm just looking for a wee bit o' feedback on how people have faired with the various repos and am open to suggestions of more, if there's some good ones I'm missing.

By the way, the blag ftp server is building up full mirrors of the above repos (including old versions, versions for other processors, etc).

ftp://ftp.blagblagblag.org/pub/mirrors/

To clarify: packages can be used from /all/ repos--I'd like to have as much as possible included. But there are many overlaps. What should be the "default" preference order?

-Jeff


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:27 pm 
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I've had good experiences with dag, freshrpms, atrpms and fedora-extras.

Thanks,
Stephen Clement

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 Post subject: Re: The "Best" Repo
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:51 pm 
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i have had good experience with dag [mostly]. it's always the first place i look if something's not in our repo. i also keep an eye out there for a small number of packages [mainly liferea, snownews, bitlbee, xmms plugins and irssi], so that we can snaffle versions of stuff we don't roll ourselves. [hint: we have a bugzilla for this kinda thing.]

jebba wrote:
What should be the "default" preference order?


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dag
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:43 am 
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dag's the man that never sleeps. for me..
- I search the default repo for packages with apt
- Failing that I lftp into ftp://ftp.blagblagblag.org and head for dag
- failing that I look at the other dirs in the ftp
- failing that.. google or much weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth

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