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Re: RPM Fusion needs help/RPM Fusion only is as good as its contributors make it

On 17.12.2008 08:21, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
On 17.12.2008 07:53, Kam Leo wrote:
On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 10:07 PM, Thorsten Leemhuis
<fedora leemhuis info> wrote:

Here's a freebie: Borrow from Livna's install script. It already has
provisions for smart and apt.

Guess what: it's not free -- packaging it/adding it to the existing packages can easily sum up to and hour or two of work (sometimes even more if you want to do them properly; see https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13 for example). Which brings me to the point I outlined earlier: "nearly nobody wants to do the boring things or things that are only useful for other people"

Even worse: Seems the latest livna-release you get from http://rpm.livna.org/ these days also dropped support for smart and apt; I guess the livna people will readd it if somebody sends tested patches.

One more detail: The old Livna package iirc has a bug: It leaves unowned directories behind on uninstall or owns a directory that is owned by a different package. That is something a lot of developers dislike (not only because it might leave directories behind after uninstall; it also can lead to problems if the permissions of that directory conflic). That are more reasons why

* it not a freebie / it's not that easy to grab the bits from the livna package

 * https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13 takes so long

IOW: Not everything is as easy as it might look like.


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