[users] Re: rpmforge-release package

Dayne Broderson dbroders at gi.alaska.edu
Sat Aug 20 00:29:24 CEST 2005


In Dag's FC4 repo directory the README lets you know DAG does not do FC4
at this time.  Dries is the provider of FC4 RPMForge repository. (note: i
figured this out the hard way by configuring up Dag as my FC4 repo and
then getting confused.)

$ cat README

There is no DAG Fedora Core 4 repository at this time.
In fact there may never be, Dries has taken over the
responsibility to build the RPMforge Fedora Core 4

You can go to Dries his RPMforge Fedora Core 4
repository at:


The packages are located at:


The Yum configuration looks like:

        name=RPMforge packages for Fedora Core 4 (dries) - $releasever -


# dayne at alaska.edu # 907.474.6182 #

On Fri, 19 Aug 2005, Farkas Levente wrote:

> Dag Wieers wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > There's now an rpmforge-release package that should work with smart, apt
> > and yum. It also provides mirrors-files for yum, addes the GPG keys
> > inside the package and has some info on how to add an up2date channel. I
> > didn't tag this package as a test package as it does not replace any
> > existing package. But consider it in test phase :)
> >
> > For now, if you do install it, you may want to disable the
> > apt-configuration and smart-configuration that is part of those packages.
> > I will issue a new apt package later (when everything is fine with
> > rpmforge-release). It may delete the repository for some people, but it's
> > for the better cause (I guess).
> >
> > The rpmforge-release package will (at this moment) use Dries his
> > repository for FC4 and my repository for everything else. This may change
> > in the future slightly depending on who will be in charge of some.
> >
> > And of course when we have merged repositories (and mirrors) the
> > config-files will migrate together with the RPMforge packages.
> >
> > Let me know if you have problems or improvements.
> >
> > PS Dries still has to add a mirrors-rpmforge file in his FC4 tree, so the
> > mirrorlist will fail for FC4. That will be fixed soon too.
> >
> > PS2 A Red Carpet configuration file is missing from this one too.
> what is the current state of RPMforge? is there any info about it?
> currently it seems to me dag's repo do not contain a lots of packages
> for fc4. it'll be a switch when we can drop/comment out dag's and dries'
> repo and just switch on RPMforge or...?
> it'd be useful to include some kind of info about it on all (dag, dries,
> rpmforge) repo's homepage.
> --
>    Levente                               "Si vis pacem para bellum!"
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