Firefox- vs FC6?

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Sat Mar 24 19:13:10 UTC 2007

On Saturday 24 March 2007, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
>Chris Jones wrote:
>>> Oh yes, that exists, no problem.  But the repo control directory for
>>> smart is both in a different location, its in a different format, so
>>> it doesn't appear that I can just move the yum.repos.d file to the
>>> smart tree without modifying things in an as yet un-explained to me
>>> format.
>>> I wasn't saying that the yum.repos.d files were pure unobtainium, but
>>> that the corresponding smart formatted files were.
>> Ahh. I see. I personally have only ever used yum (although I admit
>> playing with smart just now has got me interested)
>> I tested it by removing firefox. 'yum install firefox' correctly
>> wanted to bring in FF2 from remi, where as 'smart install firefox' was
>> bring in 1.5 from fedora.
>> Isn't smart supposed to be able to handle yum config files ?
>No - Smart uses its own format. It also maintains its own table of
>enables channels. But you can configure Smart to use the repo
>itself. Some repo's, like Livna, provide both Yum and Smart
>configuration information. If there is a way to tell Smart to get
>channel information from a Yum repo file, I have not found it.

I was afraid of that, thanks.  Now Remi, its your turn :-)

Cheers, Gene
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