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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] linking to packages built with the build service
  • From: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2007 15:42:56 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0709011539520.11617@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Sep 1 2007 15:36, Dr. Peter Poeml wrote:
>
>> > BTW: You should not underestimate the number of people using the rpm
>> >      command line because it just saves you a lot of time of your life in
>> >      many situations.
>
>> Yup.
>
>> Especially as "add a new installation source" means (openSUSE 10.2)
>> - Calling yast
>> - Enter password
>> - Call source manager
>> - about 3-10 minutes waiting for inst-source updates
>> - Getting URL (konqueror, firefox)
>> - Entering URL in inst-source (C&P)
>> - Retyping URL, as we forget directory or were a directory to deep
>> - Wait again, lots of clicks
>> - Go to installation
>> - about 3-10 minutes waiting again
>> - search the tool
>> - select the tool
>> - install the tool
>> - 3-5 minutes waiting for SuSE config
>
>Interesting workflow!

..which where yast needs severe improvements. That is, for people not versed
enough to use command-line alternatives.

>For me, it looks much easier:
>
>cd /etc/yum.repos.d
>w3m download.opensuse.org/repositories # download desired foo.repo file
>yum install foo
>
>I'm hardly using the commandline rpm anymore. Of course occasionally,
>but yum is fast enough...
>

        Jan
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