Announcing rpmfusion

Casey Dahlin cjdahlin at
Tue Sep 11 19:50:52 UTC 2007

ATrpms was one of the only repos that I always advised against 
installing for usability reasons. Because of the large amount of package 
replacements in AT, updating with ATrpms in yum.repos.d often causes 
very invasive changes, and when things go wrong finding the issue 
becomes a pain.

I don't mean to diminish the service ATrpms provides, but it is in my 
opinion a fundamentally different animal from the other third party 
repos. More of a community-built "service pack" than a collection of 

David Hollis wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-09-11 at 09:16 +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
>> ATrpms (Axel) has been involved in the merger talks from day one,
>> unfortunately 
>> we (rpmfusion and atrpms) couldn't come to terms and have each gone
>> our 
>> seperate ways (as good friends), but who knows what the future will
>> bring. 
> Hopefully the two repos can at least coordinate enough that they don't
> step on each other.  I'm sure everyone has had the frustration with apps
> such as mplayer that are in multiple repos, all packaged differently,
> and all updated at different times so you wind up with crazy dependency
> issues preventing regular updates and such.

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