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[openFATE 308469] Automatically generated list of various private/open repositories
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  • Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 19:55:28 +0200 (CEST)
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Feature changed by: jpxviii jpxviii (jpxviii)
Feature #308469, revision 8
Title: Automatically generated list of various private/open

Buildservice: Unconfirmed
Requester: Mandatory

+ Hackweek V: Unconfirmed
+ Priority
+ 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 risk. 
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.

#1: jason ferrer (jetchisel) (2010-04-11 11:39:56)
Surely an OpenFate material!

#2: Rick Beauchamp (techwiz03) (2010-04-23 19:39:55)
reasonable direction to be taken.

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