[suggest] Re: suggest Digest, Vol 24, Issue 9

Michael Mansour mic at npgx.com.au
Sun Jun 24 22:02:11 CEST 2007


Hi Nico,

> >> Where does SL44 (Scientific Linux 4.4, I assume!) look for its 
> >> rpmforge repositories? Check /etc/yum.repos.d/rpmforge.repo to see: 
> >> it's probably looking in the rhel4 repository. And what does "yum 
> >> list extras" say about RPM's you may have installed form elsewhere 
> >> causing confusing dependencies? 
> >>     
> >
> > By default Scientific Linux comes with:
> >
> > # cat dag.repo
> > [dag]
> > name=DAG rpms
> >
baseurl=ftp://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/extra/dag/redhat/el4/en/$basearch/dag/
> > enabled=0
> > gpgcheck=0
> > gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-dag
> >
> > in the package:
> >
> > # rpm -qf dag.repo
> > yum-conf-44-1.SL.noarch
> >
> > I also run a local mirror of Dag's repo using Dag's mrepo.
> >
> > Although I've been meaning to, I don't use the rpmforge RPM since the above
> > has worked for years. Scientific Linux also mirror Dag's repo.
> >
> > Hmm.. I haven't used "yum list extras" before, I'll analyse it now and see.
> >
> > I think I'll also install the rpmforge RPM to see if that makes a difference.
> >
> > Thanks, I'll let you know how I go.
> >   
> Hmm. That repository for dag that you use right now may be an rhel4 
> DAG mirror: it's hard to tell. If it is, the rpmforge-release 

Yeah, it's a mirror provided by SL.

> package won't gain you much, except the use of the RPMforge mirrors 
> rather than a singular base URL. How are you mirroring DAG? Are you 
> pointing rsync somewhere, or using wget, or what?

I just explained this in an email now (before getting this one). I use Dag's
mrepo.

Regards,

Michael.




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