[K12OSN] Yum config: k12ltsp vs fedorafaq

Henry Hartley henryhartley at westat.com
Tue Jul 25 13:43:21 UTC 2006

I've just used a set of K12LTSP 5.0.0 RC2 CDs to install a fairly bare
Fedora on an oldish laptop.  One thing my daughter asked was that I set
it up so she can watch DVDs on the laptop while we're on a nine hour
drive to the beach in a couple weeks.  The Unofficial Fedora FAQ has
nice, easy instructions for that and a host of other things.  I thought
I'd simply go through their process and be done.  Unfortunately, there
seems to be a conflict.  When I tried to update the yum configuration
(see: http://www.fedorafaq.org/#installsoftware), I issued this command:

rpm -Uvh http://www.fedorafaq.org/yum

yum complained that these conflict with /etc/yum.repos.d/livna.repo and
freshrpms.repo from a k12ltsp package (sorry, I don't have the machine
here at work - should have brought it with me).  A few of their recipes
for installing things, like Flash, work with the k12ltsp configuration
but others, like the final step in setting up Acrobat Reader (yum update
selinux-policy libsepol), don't.  I suspect I can look at their repo
files and make any needed updates manually so this isn't a show stopper
and I certainly understand there are bigger fish to fry.  I wonder,
though, what would be involved in making this something that just works.
I know fedorafaq.org is unofficial but it's sort of the official,
unofficial faq, as far as I can tell.  How hard would it be to integrate
their update with the base k12ltsp install?


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