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Re: Repository feature proposal



On Sun, 2003-10-19 at 13:23, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Now, my idea is to create some sort of file format describing the
> > repository, that can be "imported" by the software management program
> > (up2date/r-c-packages). That way, you can publish one such repository
> > description file on your website, that users download an import (or even
> > open directly from in the browser),  and then all your software can be
> > accessed from the same management tool. Perhaps one could create
> > "repository rpms", similar to how public GPG keys are imported and
> > stored in the rpm db? 
> 
> An "application/x-yum-repository" file format which mozilla knew how to
> feed to a simple app would certainly be nice.
> 
> You'd still need a simple management tool as you say - so people can remove
> them, but "click here to add Nethack" is a nice interface 8)
> 

IMO, the main problem would be that you need root privileges to modify
yum sources, don't you ? But Mozilla could as well launch a
gnome-su-type application...

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