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Re: [opensuse-project] Automatix for openSUSE...
  • From: Druid <marcio.ferreira@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2007 19:26:59 -0300
  • Message-id: <80829d260710141526w5f16a120l3ff71951382a24ee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
1) Do some homework and go search about how uglyhackish and
problematic is that script. Even I know that.

2) There are YMPs in suse

Marcio
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Druid

On 10/14/07, Peter Flodin <peter@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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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