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Old 06-24-2005, 03:40 PM   #1
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The Perfect yum.conf file for FC4

I notice that still doesn't have yum.conf/apt config files for FC4 third party repositories.

So, this thread is for us to build the perfect FC4 yum.conf file, as a group. I'm posting this, as I'm new to Fedora and would like some support in this area, so there is self-interest involved.

I also plan to use synaptic via apt. I'm assuming that apt draws on the same yum.conf file?

The idea isn't to share single repositories or to suggest, "check out" Rather, it's to post full yum.conf files (or links to them) and for people to suggest additions/changes to it, in the spirit of building the perfect FC4 yum.conf file.

Who has a good FC4 yum.conf file they can share to get us going?

Old 06-24-2005, 04:44 PM   #2
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Apt does NOT use the same config file as yum. these are separate, and quite independant programs. Apt's config file is called sources.list. I would reccomend that you RTFM (read the fine manual), which you may do by going to any command line and typing at the prompt; man yum , man apt, etc. the config files themselves have manuals; man yum.conf,etc. Each manual has a see also for related files, this is at the bottom of the man page. If you are new to unix like systems, try reading the manual's manual at man man Happy computing from Lotusland, Kurt
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Yup, realized after my post that yum.conf and apt's sources.list would be seperate.

Suggestions for config files for either or both for FC4?
Old 06-24-2005, 06:43 PM   #4
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This is what I've started with in my apt sources.list.

rpm fedora/linux/4/i386 core updates extras freshrpms

Any suggestions for additions?

Old 06-24-2005, 07:50 PM   #5
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Here's my current sources.list. Still don't seem to have things like flash, java, ms core fonts, basic vid/aud codecs in these repositories. But, it's a good start. What do people think should be added?

rpm fedora/linux/4/i386 core updates extras freshrpms

rpm fedora/4/en/i386 dag

rpm fedora/4/i586 li
rpm-src fedora/4/i586 li

rpm fedora/4/i386 stable unstable testing
rpm-src fedora/4/i386 stable unstable testing
Old 06-25-2005, 03:09 PM   #6
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As a side note, repositories are not configured in /etc/yum.conf, but /etc/yum.repos.d/name.repo

rpm fedora/4/i386 stable unstable testing
Won't work, since the repository was renamed to just "lvn" from the three "stable, testing, unstable".

I would not try to mix too many repositories. There are still pretty serious conflicts if you do that.


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