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Re: how many packages?



On Fri, 2009-07-10 at 13:24 -0700, Kam Leo wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 1:09 PM, davide<lists4davide gmail com> wrote:
> > but I was asking if maybe there is a community repo with more stuff...
> > I was also interested in learning to build my onw packages for the few
> > bits I need...
> > I'll see.

> Take a look at Planet CCRMA at Home.
> http://ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/installplanetnine.html
> .  F9, and F10 are currently supported.  F11 should follow fairly
> soon.

There are community repos, sure, but their quality is not certain. A
badly made rpm/dpkg can mess up your system, so you really shouldn't use
repositories you're not sure about.

Planet CCRMA doesn't seem to contain much extra software. It does,
however, contain packages that replace the ones in Fedora, so it's
possible it will break your system.

I've used RPMFusion repositories for a long time (Livna before rpmfusion
came around) without any problems, since its policy is to not overlap
with Fedora itself.

Different linux distributions don't necessarily have the same package
set. For example the packages you mentioned, vim-latexsuite and pondus
are not in Fedora at the moment, but they can be included if someone
packages them.

I began work on the pondus package and will submit it for review
shortly.
-- 
Jussi Lehtola
Fedora Project Contributor
jussilehtola fedoraproject org



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