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Re: what's the story on mixing yum repos these days?

On Fri, 2006-09-29 at 16:22 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Sep 2006, Peter Gordon wrote:
> > Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > >   i've read differing advice on whether it's safe to mix and match
> > > livna, ATrpms and rpmforge repos.  what i'm after is to install
> > > various multimedia packages (codecs, mplayer, etc.)
> > >
> > >   any good advice?  thanks.
> > >
> >
> > I'm using the official GStreamer repositories [1] with Livna and
> > Core/Extras for all of my multimedia needs (gstreamer-universe,
> > mplayer, loads of open-source codecs, et al.) No troubles here. (The
> > Gstreamer FC5 repositories even work well with Rawhide, but that's
> > not considered stable at all (though I'm weird and cooky like that).
> >
> > [1] http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/download/fedora5.html
> thanks.  the reason i asked is that the whole issue of mixing repos
> was, and still is, a mess.  here,
> http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html#Warning
> we read:
> "As you continue please keep the following in mind: You should not use
> the livna.org repository in conjunction with the
> dag/freshrpms/dries/newrpms (RPMforge) collection of rpms in your
> configuration files for automatic updates. Use one group or the other
> but not both. These two groups are mutually incompatible and can cause
> errors in your installation if used together for automatic updates."
> ok, so let's say i choose to go with rpmforge, at which point i'll
> eventually end up here, looking for the appropriate rpmforge-release
> package for FC5:
> http://rpmforge.net/user/packages/rpmforge-release/
> which doesn't have one for FC5 -- only up to FC4.  ok, then, let's
> google for "rpmforge-release fc5", which eventually takes us here:
> http://apt.sw.be/dries/packages/rpmforge-release/fc5-i386/
> so download and install, and try to "yum install mplayer" via
> rpmforge, which fails with "No Match", etc, etc.
>   it sure would be nice if this were settled once and for all.
Note that if you back up one level from the above to 
that you can see all the releases.

The failure with no match means just that.  There is no package with
that exact name in _that_ repo.

Also note that Dries only supports thru FC4.  The rpmforge group
supports FC5 and later. 

I got mplayer from the ATrpms repository which can be found thru
atrpms.net. AIUI atrpms is part of the rpmforge group.

> rday
> p.s.  is there a single online HOWTO for multimedia under fedora core?
> sure would be nice if everything related to multimedia/audio/video was
> documented in a single place.

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