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

On Wed, 2008-12-17 at 08:41 +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> 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.

BTW - I have been trying to get into the RPMFusion Wiki to help with a
few things documentation-wise. Unfortunately, I've been on the road
allocated on my day job at 202% billable, can't seem to get logged in
with the ID I registered, and haven't had much more time to
troubleshoot / fix the problem.

Things are supposed to slow down for me next week. Hopefully I can get
to a few things then.



"Only two things are infinite,
the universe and human stupidity,
and I'm not sure about the former."

-- Albert Einstein

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