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Re: Some questions about Fedora



On Thu, 2007-09-20 at 08:37 -0600, Richi Plana wrote:
>  Personally, if I can't find a repository with an RPM
> package for software I want installed, I write my own spec file (with
> the tools provided in the rpmdevtools package) and rpmbuild my own.

I'd go a little further than that. If there's something I need which
isn't in Fedora or Livna, then I'll consider packaging it myself and
_putting_ it there. I wouldn't pull packages in from various other
arbitrary repositories.

Stuff that's in Livna has a good reason for not being in Fedora, and
other than that, Livna is handled with the same packaging rules that
Fedora is. I've never quite seen the reason for the existence of the
other repositories, to be honest. Especially those which replace Fedora
packages.

Admittedly, I do it myself to a certain extent -- I have a private
repository with slightly improved versions of evolution and openssh, and
although I periodically attempt to get my patches upstream it's taking a
very long time to get there. But I don't actually go out of my way to
encourage other people to use my repository.

-- 
dwmw2


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