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Re: Fedora's way forward



Callum Lerwick <seg haxxed com>:
> Only two things are needed:
> 
> 1) A way to install RPMs from a web browser. (It seems we have this)
> 
> 2) A way to tell pirut to install packages from a web browser.
> 
> With these two things, a repo like Livna could easily make a page with
> links like "Click here first to set up the Livna repository on your
> system", and then a list of links like "Click here to install mp3
> support" "Click here to install closed-source nVidia 3D support." "Click
> here to play DVDs".
> 
> All you need is some kind of simple meta format, like the common
> WinAmp .pls format, that tells pirut to install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia and
> kmod-nvidia and whatnot. And perhaps include an ability to set a
> "--enablerepo=livna" flag too, so if you don't have the livna repo
> installed pirut can maybe give you some sane error like "Could not find
> packages xxxx yyy, perhaps you should install the zzz repository."
> 
> Then when someone gets on IRC and asks for nVidia support or MP3, you
> can just point them at a URL that will tell them everything.

This is the right direction to be thinking.  Go, go, go!
-- 
		<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>


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