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Re: [opensuse] Why those packages wish to be installed? [up, dup and packman]
Le 22/11/2014 12:42, Anton Aylward a écrit :

The more I think about this more I come to conclude that the reasons
people are stating for using "dup" and altering priorities either don't
do quite what they say that want to achieve or have unwanted side effects.

you link say:

This often happens if one forgets to remove older release repository after adding a new one, say openSUSE 11.1 and openSUSE 11.2.

and, of course, this is really bad :-(

my concern is a bit different I don't want to use zypper dup, I only want to pull my software from where I know they are ok.

and, being multimedia very required softwares, I need a way to explain new commers how to do it.

The best way I know for now is two fold:

* for a one and only one software (aka cdrecord, for example), go to obs, search for the software, clic on your distro version link and use "1clic install". I guess this set the good repository and there will be no change after that.

* for packman, and libdvdcss the best way I know is to enable packman and libdvdcss repo in community repos, then in YaST/ software go to the *repositories view* and choose software from there, but this needs to select also already installed software to allow vendor change and it's there that it become tricky for most people (where the dup may be necessary).

What we need badly is a way to automate this as much as possible for everybody, and make sure audacity, ffmpeg, etc. are always pulled from Packman and never from standard repos.

I see two solutions: a script available somewhere that do, or a 1clic install doing the same ("allow multimedia support"), but this don't seems to be possible, or is it?

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