First of all, I've already done some searches before this question.
For example, there has been a thread discussing which of the third-party repositories is most popular, but I didn't see concurs.
Anyway, it seems to me that linuxpackages.net is the most popular third-party repository. And my question is how to use it with slapt-get?
I know from
If I am to use the "NYI New York Internet" mirror, I would set
But when it comes to practice, I have the following questions.
- Does linuxpackages.net contains official packages as well?
- If not, do you recommend VectorLinux's repository? Does it have more packages than linuxpackages.net?
- Will setting above find all packages from linuxpackages.net for me? Or it is only for the very version of Slackware that I choose?
- If I can't find the package that I want in Slackware-12.1, will packages from Slackware-12.0 be OK for me?
- If it is OK, how can I make slapt-get search Slackware-12.1 by default then fall back to Slackware-12.0 when not found?
- more on package finding, while doing random checking of the available packages, the first two packages from http://www.linuxpackages.net/packages.php
, FFmpeg & Firebird, I don't see them in http://www2.linuxpackages.net/packag...1/PACKAGES.TXT
In this case, would slapt-get search find those 2 packages for me?
If not, what should I do?
All in all, what's the best practice using third-party repositories?
Thanks a lot