RPM to install extras (was Re: Dia)

Jeff Spaleta jspaleta at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 13:23:34 UTC 2005

On 12/15/05, David D. Hagood <wowbagger at sktc.net> wrote:
> Given the number of packages being moved to Extras, and the number of
> people who are complaining about "I did a 'yum install $package' and it
> didn't find it", may I suggest creating an RPM in the main Fedora
> repository, named something like "Fedora-extras", that just installs the
> needed files and config changes to activate the extras repository? Then
> people can do a "yum install Fedora-extras; yum install $package" and
> get the extras.
> Then this could be added to the FAQs.

uhm the fedora-release packge in fc4 and in fc5t1 and in rawhide all
have "extras" enabled by default. so we pretty much have a package
that does what you want.


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