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Re: Installation Wizard in Yumex



On Mon, 2006-04-10 at 12:41 -0400, sean wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Apr 2006 15:14:22 +0200
> Tim Lauridsen <tla-ml rasmil dk> wrote:
> 
> > I just want to code a easy way to install things, not try to break any 
> > patent, i will not include anything illegal into yumex, but people 
> > located i place where software patents don't exist, can make a wizard 
> > plugin to install the stuff hosted in places like livna or freshrpms.
> > I same way as yum and rpm can be used to installed patent releated 
> > stuff, but it is not the purpose of the application.
> 
> It's already possible for a user to click-install a rpm that adds 
> many repo entries without the need for a wizard.  After that 
> calling up yumex to install whatever packages are desired is easy.

What you want is the package install metafile thingy I recommended in
the long painful ESR thread. Just a text file with a list of packages to
pull in. Give it an extension and a mime type, and associate it so you
can click on one in a web browser and have it open in yumex/pirut. Then
with two clicks you can install whatever. Something like this:

[enablerepo]
livna

[install]
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia
kmod-nvidia

Or maybe reduce it to a single click:

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

releasepkg=http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-5.rpm
gpgkey=http://rpm.livna.org/RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY

[enablerepo]
livna

[install]
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia
kmod-nvidia
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