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[opensuse-project] Automatix for openSUSE...
  • From: "Peter Flodin" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 08:10:19 +1000
  • Message-id: <8be044e30710141510y4109d219r4aaca15f3e50440a@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi all,

Having just returned from using Ubuntu as my main OS for a few months
(I give another distro a go every now and then, but I have returned
everytime so far :-), there is one thing that Ubuntu users have
available that makes it very easy to setup a new machine, and that is
Automatix.  http://getautomatix.com/ . Automatix has got a good wrap
lately with the admission that Michael Dell (of Dell Computers) uses
it on his personal computer.

Ideally one would solve it without yet another way to install things.
What stops us (technically, legally etc) creating a similar meta
repository for openSUSE, that doesn't host the actual packages but
just pointers to download them from the 3rd parties?
eg:
http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-1.4.0.118-suse.i586.rpm
http://download.gizmoproject.com/GizmoDownload/gizmo-project-3.1.0.77-1.i386.rpm
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmplayer/VMware-player-2.0.1-55017.i386.rpm
etc
ie. it covers 3rd party packages that we can't host or redistribute,
but a nice central location that is a great benefit for the user.

pflodo
Peter Flodin.
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