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[New: openFATE 308469] Automatically generated list of various private/open repositories
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  • Date: Sat, 5 Dec 2009 13:17:39 +0000 (GMT)
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Feature added by: Lee Matheson (oldcpu)

Feature #308469, revision 1
Title: Automatically generated list of various private/open repositories

Buildservice: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Lee Matheson (oldcpu)

The new build service promises to make available many new packages for openSUSE
community members. It also means proliferation of many packaged rpms to varying
standards, with risk of dependency problems and breakage in users openSUSE
systems, who add unsupported private repositories without understanding the

A way forward is needed to help both the private packagers and the community in
using any newly available packages where appropriate, and not using them where
not appropriate for use.

A way forward start (but not the final answer) would be an automatically (on a
regular basis) generated list posted on a web page/site, that would list all
build service repositories, with a comment/descriptive field that the build
service packager is required to fill in. A recommend field could be an
indication as to their planned future support for any package (ie "one of
package" for private use, or "temporary package for TBD time frame", or
"planned for long term support", or "packaged for private testing" ... ) etc ...

With this automatically generated/re-generated list in place, openSUSE users
could go to the list to help them assess if they should download and install an
rpm from a repository, or indeed if they should add the repository to their
software package manager's repository list.

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