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Re: How to set up mirrors in Smart Package Manager?

on 01/26/2007 11:52 AM Marcelo Magno T. Sales wrote:

intuitive to use as yumex is. I can't understand why smart does not have
a function to convert all the yum repos to channels automatically.

Because smart was not designed to be used specifically with Fedora/Red Hat. It is a generic package manager, suitable for several distributions and packaging schemes, and not many of these distributions use yum. Of course, an automatic conversion of yum repositories would be useful, but it seems no one yet have wished this feature badly enough, once no one has programmed it so far.

I was going to say just the same. The developer of the smart probably does not care about integrating it too much in any specific linux distribution. And this make sense, because even being so generic smart is way better than any frontend to yum (you better believe me I've tried probably 5 different of these). If smart is packaged for FC and someone is using it that some addiional coding should be done by fedora people. Personally I didnt think about that too much, except maybe "yeah, it would be nice to have something like that". Just because even if had to create the .channel files manually, I had to do that only one time, right after the system is installed. Another thing, is that the maintainers of the repositories (particularly Livna) do not think about providing the configuration packages for smart, like they usually do for yum or even apt (???). So looks like someone should give them a little push.

Oleksandr Korneta

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