newbie to mailing list - Mono question
andreev at cs.helsinki.fi
Mon Oct 4 11:14:27 UTC 2004
fedora-list at riddlermarc.net wrote:
> Thanks for the rsponse.. sorry, I'm not sure who/what DAG is?
Dag Wieërs is a guy who manages a Yum/Apt RPM repository for Fedora.
Read further to figure out what this means.
The idea of repositories is that someone manages, e.g. a web-server with
a consistent collection of RPMs, so that all dependencies are satisfied
within a repository. Then you and me use some tool (I use yum), to
install and update the software packaged in the RPMs. If I want to
install mono, I will run (as root)
yum install mono
Then yum will connect to my list of repositories, find mono, find out if
it has any dependencies, get them too, download, install and configure
mono. It is really that easy.
If you want to update every package on your machine, that is available
in your repositories, you run as root
and off you go.
Now, you'd want to add some repositories to your /etc/yum.conf so that
yum would know where you want it to search.
I use the following yum repositories, mostly without any problem.
ATrpms - Stable (Most Stable) Fedora Core 2
Fedora Core 2 - i386 - Base
Dag APT Repository Fedora Core 2
Dries APT/YUM Repository Fedora Core 2
Fedora.us Extras - Fedora Core 2
FreshRPMs Fedora Core 2
Livna.org - Fedora Compatible Packages (stable) Fedora Core 2
macromedia.mplug.org - Flash Plugin
Fedora Core 2 NewRPMS.sunsite.dk
Fedora Core 2 - i386 - Released Updates
You should see http://www.fedorafaq.org/#installsoftware for fine
Get the yum.conf that is linked in the article, uncomment the section
labeled [dag], and use it.
If you hate your command line, then you want to look up some equivalent
information about configuring apt-get (something that does the same job
as yum), and get yourself a Synaptic (a nice GUI frontend for apt-get).
Plenty of instructions on the web.
University of Helsinki
Dept. of Computer Science
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