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Re: [opensuse] [Fwd: What is the problem - and with whom?] - SOLVED
  • From: Philipp Thomas <philipp.thomas@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 16:32:21 +0100
  • Message-id: <06tcu3hbgusl0le2bicirg1tsggvpngib6@xxxxxxx>
On Fri, 21 Mar 2008 16:20:27 +1100, Basil Chupin wrote:

The only "error" I made was to have selected the "openSUSE BuildService
- GNOME: Community" as a Community Repository in YaST2 - which is what
caused the problem

When selecting repositories it's *your* responsibility to make sure
these don't interfere, i.e. you have to know what you're doing. You
could, for example, also choose the FACTORY repo and would thus most
probably hose your 10.3 installation.

Maybe the OBS makes it a bit too easy to add potentially "dangerous"
repos, but then again it's following the old *nix rule to give the user
enough rope to hang himself.

I can understand the attractiveness of having a BuildService for SuSE
users to access but, at the same time, isn't it also an open door for
unscrupulous people to do deliberate damage to openSUSE?

Maybe they didn't check the compatibility with smart, but these people
are neither unscrupulous nor deliberately damaging openSUSE! If you
don't really know what you're doing, you should simply stick to the
official repositories.

Philipp
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