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Re: Vendor only distributable packages - was " Kernel 2059 from Dave Jones fixes nvidia.ko loading"



On Tue, 2006-03-21 at 09:51 -0500, jharnish ci grand-rapids mi us wrote:
> Why can't there be a virtual yum repo?  
> IE
> 
> 
> [Third Party]
> flash-plugin...rpm -> http://macromedia.mplug.org/rpm/RPMS.macromedia/flash-plugin-7.0.63-1.i386.rpm
> vmware-player...rpm -> http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmplayer/VMware-player-1.0.1-19317.i386.rpm
> ...etc
> 
> This way you are not redistributing it but you are pointing to the original at the vendor's location.  Gentoo does something similar but they embed a script that pulls the tarball down and installs it on the user's machine without intervention. 
> 
> This probably needs to go to the Yum group.
> 

contributory infringement. Read up on it. :)
-sv



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