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Re: [opensuse-project] who makes unannounced repo structure changes?
  • From: Cristian Morales Vega <cmorve69@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2010 17:40:44 +0200
  • Message-id: <AANLkTimD4x4fjA-4uHz3Uu8BirKa6P7ip3aWm_cQO2fn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
2010/7/7 DenverD <DenverD@xxxxxxxx>:


Cristian Morales Vega wrote:
2010/7/7 Administrator <admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
where should i have looked?
Probably the opensuse-kde mailing-list:
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-kde/2010-07/msg00008.html
respectfully:

what is the world wide circulation of that mail list? and, who on the
mailing list is supposed to pick up the news and distribute it to the
thousandS affected who are not readers there?
Sorry, but you don't have to believe everything what people write in the
wiki.
There is absolutely no reason to panic, the old repo URLs still work.
Can I suggest 2 things:

1) a policy of redirecting the old URL to the new for at least 6 months
after change

2a) the development of a modules in the core zypper system which will flag
up when a build system's repo's URL changes.  This shouldn't be too
difficult to automate.

Or use a feature available since 2008
(http://duncan.mac-vicar.com/blog/archives/351) ;-)

is this something that is, will be or should be incorporated into the
code base..

or, is each user in the openSUSE Universe supposed to hand wire this?
(if my questions seem to indicate i don't understand the instructions/
or information on the cited mac-vicar page, that would be correct)

It just means that if someone maintains a file with a content like this:

<repoindex>
<repo
url="http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Community/openSUSE_11.2_KDE4_Factory_Desktop/";
alias="Factory's KDE"/>
</repoindex>

User don't need to add the *repository* KDE:KDE4:Community. They
instead add the *service* <name_it_as_you_want>, the repo will be
added automatically. And if the repo ever changes the service just
needs to be updated to

<repoindex>
<repo
url="http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Community/openSUSE_11.2_KDE4_Factory_Desktop/openSUSE_11.2_KDE_Distro_Factory/";
alias="Factory's KDE"/>
</repoindex>

The repo will be changed automatically for all users that use the service.


It can be also used to create a service "Latest stable KDE". Now users
of this service would have the KDE:Distro:Factory repository. But if
KDE:Distro:Factory tomorrow adds a beta of KDE 4.5 (and a KDE:44
repository is created) users would have its repositories automatically
changed... so they don't end with a beta of KDE 4.5 thet didn't want.
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