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Re: Rpms for 'Other' distributions



On Sun, 2006-03-12 at 15:30 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
> When I can't find a package with yum, I wonder whether it is safe to install a 
> package simply designated 'Other' such as 
> 
> Other 	
> ftp.sourceforge.net/pub/sourceforge/i/im/imgseek/imgSeek-0.8.2-1.i386.rpm
> 
> I assume these packages are safe enough, but does it mean that they are so 
> generic that they will work, but not necessarily be optimised?
> 
> Anne
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In general, no.
-If- the RPM is distribution free (E.g. built, in-design, to support
multiple RPM distributions), it might work. But taking an RPM from
Mandriva/SUSE usually ends with RPM hell.

Gilboa


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