skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Wed Mar 2 08:43:20 UTC 2005
>Last time I tried non RH rpms (from freshrpms and others) was a long
>time ago I think in the RH 7.x days, they were horrible most specfiles
>just did a make, make install and then drop everything in the rpm, all
>files in /usr/local were quite normal for example. This might be a long
>time ago but this has made me wary of non RH rpms, fedora.us was a very
>welcome change for me.
hmm, it's been a while for me - but I seem remember matthias' packages
at freshrpms for 7.x not sucking at all.
>I think it would be great to have freshrpms/rpmforge as a superset of fc
>+ extras + livna, I would like in this case for freshrpms to only have
>new packages and not replace existing ones, or at least provide the
>option to select a subset of all the packages containing only packages
>not in fc + extras + livna, just like fedora.us had stable and testing.
that's really up to matthias, dag and friends.
>Anyways I wonder now that there is an "official" fedora extras if and
>how rpmforge is trying to cooparate / coordinate with extras to avoid
well, so far, the folks who work on rpmforge are helping out with the
Packaging Guidelines that Tom 'Spot' Callaway is working on for fedora
extras/core. This is cool.
Matthias Saou is packaging things for Fedora Extras and helping folks
out with specfile/package QA.
That's what I know of for the moment. I figure that counts for collaboration.
>If rpmforge/freshrpms is willing to host for example a vice rpm that
>would be great and I might be willing to create and maintain some other
>emulator rpms for freshrpms too, but first I must feel / be okay with
>freshrpms, it would be realy hypocrit to not be enthousiastic, yet still
>contribute because I'm enthousiastic about emulators.
Again, you'll have to ask them, though this list is probably not the
best place for asking that.
>I'm not saying rpmforge should change, maybe I should, but some more
>coorparatiob between the extras and rpmforge might be nice.
I think there's a fair bit of cooperation, now. More isn't bad, though.
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