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Re: Best yum repositories for FC5?



On Sunday 30 April 2006 10:15, Michael A. Peters wrote:
>On Sun, 2006-04-30 at 13:46 +0100, Garry Harthill wrote:
>> On 30/04/06, Timothy Murphy <tim birdsnest maths tcd ie> wrote:
>> > Michael Offermann wrote:
>> > > I'm using the Livna package, and I thing that the most Fedora
>> > > users are also using Livna. It's a very pretty thing, and very
>> > > very easy to use! I would say that it is very recommend to use
>> > > Livna. So, install it, it will never ever be a disadvantage.
>> >
>> > I must be in a minority.
>> > I only update from the standard core/updates/extras repositories
>> > (which I get from a local repository).
>> > While I have the .repo files for livna, freshrpms, dries, dag,
>> > etc, they are all disabled (enabled=0) and I would only install
>> > individual packages from these repositories (yum
>> > --enablerepo=livna) as and when required.
>>
>> I do the same. I don't like updating the entire system against 3rd
>> party repos. I only use them when I need to.
>
>Livna has a policy of not replacing core/extras packages as far as I
>know - so it is safe to leave it enabled.
>
>By having it enabled - you make bug fixes that hit them available.
>
>My philosophy is that if I don't want it enabled all the time, I don't
>want it all. If it has something I can not get from a repo I want
>enabled, then I look at submitting it to extras myself - or build it
>myself (trying to adhere to the FE guidelines)
>
>Installing something and then closing myself off from updates is not
>what I like to do. Either it is in a repository I want to use, or I
>maintain it myself.

Unforch, livna seems to be on the missing list for about the last 36 
hours here.  If I don't uncheck it in kyum, it exits with an error 1.

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