I think your repository is really nice. Are you planning on doing
anything about co-operating with Fedora? Freshrpms was my first
experience with apt-get for Redhat, and a very good one too. Maybe a
little sub-channel would be in order. Something which basically carries
the packages Redhat can not carry. Like the CSS stuff, mp3 stuff, XVID
etc. Just so that people do not have to mix two entire repositories of
software. I am pretty sure Fedora cannot have dependencies with those
packages, so it should not break anything.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Matthias Saou
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2003 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: What are consequences of "merger necessitates removal of
Randall J. Parr wrote :
>If the issue is mp3 support, you can just hop over to
>and get it there.
No I can't. That is, in fact, my point. Most of the freshrpms.net
requires ALSA, which requires kernel modules, which means I can no
longer "up2date" that system without breaking the sound, etc., etc.
Complete FUD. All applications linked against ALSA only require
(900kB once installed), and nothing more.
I have tried, repeatedly to use freshrpms.net
stuff but have
run into the above problems and/or conflicts with other stuff from
repositories. Yes, I can rebuild them or build them from source but
whirlpools seems to just spin faster then.
Please report any problems, or else thay won't ever get fixed! I dare
to find anyone who contacted me about an issue with freshrpms.net
that didn't get it solved almost immediately.
On the other hand, Fedora, until now, has allowed me to very quickly
easily extend my standard Red Hat 7, 8, and 9 servers/workstations
encounter few if any of these problems. It has really, really been
But now it ends and I am thrown back into the whirlpool.
This is not what is happening, although you may be right about "older"
releases, as I don't know what will happen regarding new packages for
I don't think fedora.us has ever completely supported 7.x series btw.
It has been very, very nice install Fedora yum/apt and be able to
my customers, my sister, my wife, "Just do ..." and presto,
can play your MP3's or watch your DVD's. They really
don't do so well
when I pass on to them the typical answer from these lists of "just
install all this stuff from freshrpms, reconfigure your modules.conf,
maybe rebuild your kernel, and it 'just works', Yeah, right"
Ouch. FUD, really. Otherwise, please report detailed problems.
Clean custom Red Hat Linux rpm packages : http://freshrpms.net/
running Linux kernel 2.4.22-20.1.2024.2.36.nptl
Load : 0.05 0.11 0.14
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