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[opensuse-buildservice] One common community repository in BuildService?
  • From: Michal Vyskocil <mvyskocil@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 09:17:31 +0100
  • Message-id: <200801240917.31525.mvyskocil@xxxxxxx>
Hi all,

some of other distributions has some kind of a community repository. The
Ubuntu guys has universe/multiverse repos, there are Arch User repository for
Arch Linux, the Gentoo has Sunrise Overlay, etc.

The OpenSUSE has a BuildService, which is an excellent building system for
maintenance of the community repository. But the OpenSUSE also has a several
hunderds of specialized repos and that is too much complicated for many
users. Why are there 10 games: repositories? Or a small one like
devel:languages:smalltalk with 2 packages only? I think, that using of
several different repos should consists the package conflicts on client's
side. And some peoples hates this system, because is too much complex.

Are there any technical problems to create a one (or a few) common community
repository in BuildService? Do you think, that the existing state is good, or
it'll be fine to have a one big community repositry?

BTW: Yes, there is also a Packman repository, but guys from Packman team has
only one machine (afaik) and the BS has a big farm of building machines. The
BS community repo should be much bigger, than Packman one.

Michal Vyskocil
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