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Re: [S.u.S.E. Linux] Anything like RH Contrib?
- From: james@xxxxxxxx (James Gray)
- Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 13:25:32 -0700 (PDT)
- Message-id: <Pine.LNX.3.96.980525131741.25451I-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Thanks for all of your input. We have been discussing this idea internally
over the past few weeks. The only problem is that we've been burned in the
past with "incoming" stuff on our ftp site. Not-so-nice folks have used it
to distribute porn pix and such.
While we deliberate you can gladly send contributions directly to Bodo at:
Thanks to all of your for your interest and ideas!
> You're right of course and I TOTALLY misunderstood your first question ... I
> knew about the other RPMS (FYI!) but as I said I misunderstood you or
> whatever. I don't think SuSE has any kind of user repository though it would
> be nice if they did... maybe this will spark such a thing
> Dwight Johnson wrote:
> > On Sat, 23 May 1998, hekate wrote:
> > >
> > > > THe RedHat RPMS are glibc based and if you try to build then on the
> > > > SuSE sys I don't think it'll work. Slak packs are fine though. YOu
> > > > might want to try either finding a SuSE proggie you like for this or
> > > > building one from source. Also checkout freshmeat they have a decent
> > > > software archive you can search through to see if you see something to
> > > > your liking.
> > FYI Red Hat maintains a vast repository of rpms contributed by users
> > in two main sections--one libc based and compatible with RH 4.2 and
> > the other glibc based and compatible with RH 5.0.
> > Theoretically, all of the libc rpms could be installed on S.u.S.E.
> > However, I wouldn't advise it as the S.u.S.E. and Red Hat directory
> > schemas for installing and library access are quite different.
> > My original question was whether a repository of *user contributed*
> > rpms exists somewhere for S.u.S.E.
> > If it does not yet exist, it would certainly be worthwhile to create
> > one.
> > Dwight
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