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Re: newbie question about repos



Okay, 

thanks for the advice, Arthur and Temlakos.
I will leave the other 3rd party repos unchecked.
But what about repos like "xxx-debuginfo", "xxx-development" and
"xxx-source". Are these also only for testing and developing, or do I
need some of them? What are they? (Just trying to understand what I'm
doing)

thanks again!
Morten



lør, 06 05 2006 kl. 09:44 -0500, skrev Arthur Pemberton:
> On 5/6/06, Morten Gerdsen <morten unschooling dk> wrote:
> > thanks a lot for all your answers - I'm learning all the time :o)
> >
> > So now I have disabled all repos named testing, but what about repos
> > named for instance: "extras-source" or "livna-source"?
> >
> > These are my checked repos:
> >
> > - core
> > - dries
> > - extras
> > - freshrpms
> > - livna
> > - macromedia
> > - updates
> 
> If it is not too late, try to  stay with one _one_ third party repo
> 'enabled' full time: I would suggest Livna (having a specialty repo
> like Macromedia doesn't count). So I would disable, not remove, Dries
> and Fresh RPMS.  They may be so already.
> 
> The thing is, they are there, and can be manually, temporarily enabled
> if you specifically need something from them. Otherwise, packaged
> conflicts between all those 3rd Party (non Fedora) repos will come
> back to bite you in the butt.
> >
> > which one would you exclude and which ones do I miss?
> > My goal is having my system being bleeding-edge, and I don't mind a few
> > things being a bit buggy - but I wouldn't like having to reinstall my
> > whole system too often.
> >
> > Sorry if I am being unclear with something, and thanks again for taking
> > time out to help a newbie.
> >
> > On another note: I recently came from Ubuntu, and while I liked the
> > distro and liked the idea behind it I found it lacking in some areas.
> > And I actually feel like FC5 is less likely to crash - meybe it's
> > because of my hardware, I dunno - but I like it so far :o)
> >
> > And the forums/mail lists are actually - it seems - a bit more open
> > minded and friendly.
> >
> > Nuff rambling :oD
> >
> > Morten
> >
> >
> > lør, 06 05 2006 kl. 04:39 -0500, skrev Arthur Pemberton:
> > > On 5/6/06, Morten Gerdsen <morten unschooling dk> wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > I've recently installed FC5 for the first time, so I'm sorry if this is
> > > > a stupid question:
> > >
> > > No question is stupid here if you are honest about it and take your
> > > time to pose it.
> > >
> > > > In my Yum repo list I can see a lot of repos that are
> > > > not being used by my Yum, such as "core-source", "extras-development",
> > > > "legacy testing" etc etc.
> > > >
> > > > Am I right in assuming that some of these are beta-versions of new
> > > > packages, and would it be a mistake to use them?
> > > >
> > > You are very rigth about them being beta. But to be more correct, and
> > > as you hinted at, they are betas of the packages, not necessarily the
> > > software being packaged. So it is quite possible to have a beta
> > > package of a beta application.
> > >
> > > You aren't really _mistaken_ to use them. However, you should only use
> > > them if you know what you are doing, know what you need exactly, or
> > > are a tester for Fedora.
> > >
> > > For example: you really need a pacakge, but it is still in
> > > fedora-testing - in that case you would install from there.
> > >
> > > But simply put, don't use it if you don't know what you are going to
> > > get from it.
> > > > I realize that some might be unstable, but couldn't I just uninstall the
> > > > new versions and reinstall the old ones if something was too buggy?
> > > >
> > > > I guess I am asking: which repos should I use if I want to stay
> > > > "bleeding edge", and which one should I avoid under all circumstances?
> > > >
> > > > thanks!
> > > > Morten
> > > >
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