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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] FUSE project?
  • From: Dirk Stoecker <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 14:09:59 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0702161403520.26170@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 16 Feb 2007, Marcus Rueckert wrote:

> On 2007-02-16 13:19:51 +0100, Dirk Stoecker wrote:
> > On Fri, 16 Feb 2007, Christoph Thiel wrote:
> >
> > > my home:cthiel1 project has quite some FUSE (and related) packages. So I
> > > thought, it might make sense to start a FUSE project. Any naming
> > > suggestions?
> >
> > A general problem I have with the projects: Why are there so many?
> >
> > If I need to have dozens of repositories in my yast2 installation list
> > something is wrong for me. Why e.g. different game subcategories?
> > Wouldn't be one game category better?
> >
> > For me a better approach would be to have a few central repositories which
> > e.g. link to the packages in the home projects (in case of one maintainer
> > per package) or contain a package.
>
> i would call it the packman syndrom. you just want mp3... but by adding
> the packman repos and just run smart upgrade ... you get tons of other
> updated libraries. And sometimes it can break your system.

I did not say ONE, I did say A FEW. I also know the Packman syndrom and I
do not like it. But the openSUSE repository multiverse is the other side
of the story. Would be nice to meet somwhere in the middle.

Most of the packages well be independend from each other, so no problems.
The libraries are a special case. When they have different lib-version
they need to be seperated from the tools (and then you get the problem,
that anyone installing the library has no matching tools :-)

But at least for applications it is true - less repositories is better
usable.

BTW: I hate the library problem under Linux. The Amiga library concept is
still superior.

Ciao
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