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Re: Rpms for 'Other' distributions



On Sunday 12 March 2006 15:36, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> 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.

That I can believe - in the past I've been telling people the exact reverse 
(when I was running Mandriva).  In this case the link was taken from rpmbone, 
and Mandriva and Suse packages were labelled.  None seemed to have the Fedora 
or Red Hat label, though.

Anne

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