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Old 05-21-2005, 01:30 AM   #1
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Mixing repositories question


Hi folks,

FedoraCore3

I'm prepared to create/mix following repository files on /etc/yum.repo.d/

atrpms.repo
[atrpms]
name=ATrpms - Stable
baseurl=http://apt.atrpms.net/fedora/$releasever/en/$basearch/at-stable
http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/atr...ms.net/fedora/$releasever/en/$basearch/at-stable
http://wftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux/ATrpms/fedora/$releasever/en/$basearch/at-stable
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1


dag.repo
name=Dag APT Repository
baseurl=http://dag.freshrpms.net/fedora/$releasever/en/$basearch/dag/
http://dag.atrpms.net/fedora/$releasever/en/$basearch/dag/
http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/freshrpms/pub/dag/fedora/$releasever/en/$basearch/dag/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1


dries.repo
name=Dries APT/YUM Repository
baseurl=http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/dag/dries/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/dries/RPMS/
http://mirrors.ircam.fr/pub/dag/dries/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/dries/RPMS/
http://apt.sw.be/dries/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/dries/RPMS/
http://dries.studentenweb.org/yum/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/dries/RPMS/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1


fedora.repo
[base]
name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base
#baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/$releasever/$basearch/os/
mirrorlist=http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors/fedora-core-$releasever
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1


fedora-updates.repo
[updates-released]
name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Released Updates
#baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/$releasever/$basearch/
mirrorlist=http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors/updates-released-fc$releasever
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1


flash.repo
[flash]
name=macromedia.mplug.org - Flash Plugin
baseurl=http://macromedia.mplug.org/apt/fedora/$releasever
http://sluglug.ucsc.edu/macromedia/apt/fedora/$releasever
http://ruslug.rutgers.edu/macromedia/apt/fedora/$releasever
http://macromedia.rediris.es/apt/fedora/$releasever
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1


freshrpms.repo
[freshrpms]
name=FreshRPMs
mirrorlist=http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/$releasever/mirrors-freshrpms
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1


jpackage-generic.repo
[jpackage-generic]
name=JPackage Cross-Platform Packages
baseurl=http://mirrors.sunsite.dk/jpackage/1.6/generic/free
ftp://jpackage.hmdc.harvard.edu/JPac...6/generic/free
http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aache...6/generic/free
failovermethod=priority
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1


jpackage-fedora.repo
[jpackage-fedora]
name=JPackage Fedora Packages
baseurl=http://mirrors.sunsite.dk/jpackage/1.6/fedora-$releasever/free
ftp://jpackage.hmdc.harvard.edu/JPackage/1.6/fedora-$releasever/free
http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aache...ge/1.6/fedora-$releasever/free
failovermethod=priority
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1


newrpms.repo
[newrpms]
name=NewRPMs
baseurl=http://newrpms.sunsite.dk/apt/redhat/en/$basearch/fc$releasever
http://newrpms.atrpms.net/apt/redhat/en/$basearch/fc$releasever
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1

Will there be any problem of incompatibility?

TIA

B.R.
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Old 05-21-2005, 01:50 AM   #2
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Using too many repositories will cause you problems. Most repositories contain similar packages, so this may cause intereference with each other. An example is never to mix newrpms, dag, livna and freshrpms because of the different way they name packages. If you mix them you will be forever upgrading your system due to the different ways that they name packages and each time a new build is put in their repositories, the package manager may insist that you upgrade.
 
Old 05-21-2005, 03:01 AM   #3
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Hi reddazz,

Tks for your advice.

Quote:
Using too many repositories will cause you problems. Most repositories contain similar packages.....
Is there a method to find out crossing packages on repositories, OR just based on experience.

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Old 05-21-2005, 08:28 AM   #4
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You can look in the repositories yourself and you will find the package listing. I am also talking from experience because at one point I mixed a few repositories and it ended up being quite irritating.
 
Old 05-21-2005, 08:49 AM   #5
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mixing repos

Reddazz is absolutely correct. Additionally, in order to maintain system stability, it is best to stick with the packages that Red Hat provides.

As a general rule, stick with the default configuration and maybe add the repo for Fedora Extras and you will have a stable and well functioning system.

Good Luck.
 
Old 05-21-2005, 06:32 PM   #6
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As one group, Fedora Core + Fedora Extras + rpm.livna.org are made to be compatible. Which group of 3rd party repositories is made to be compatible, I don't know currently.
 
Old 05-22-2005, 04:04 AM   #7
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They are all compatible with the main Fedora distribution because they don't build packages that are already in the main distribution. Compatibility with the main distro does not mean that the repositories are compatible with each other though. Like I mentioned earlier a lot of the packages are duplicates of whats in other repositories and this is what causes problems. The main Fedora Core third party packagers are trying to join forces and create one single repository so that these problems are ironed out.
 
Old 05-22-2005, 03:42 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by reddazz
Using too many repositories will cause you problems. Most repositories contain similar packages, so this may cause intereference with each other. An example is never to mix newrpms, dag, livna and freshrpms because of the different way they name packages. If you mix them you will be forever upgrading your system due to the different ways that they name packages and each time a new build is put in their repositories, the package manager may insist that you upgrade.
The only one of those that has ever caused me any problems is livna. Livna is great, but it doesn't always play well with others, so if you must use it, it's safest to use it by itself. IIRC, the remaining repos are all members of rpmforge.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 08:11 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by reddazz
They are all compatible with the main Fedora distribution because they don't build packages that are already in the main distribution.
Not true. The at-stable repository does replace/upgrade Fedora Core packages as you can see here easily.

Quote:
Originally posted by snarkout
IIRC, the remaining repos are all members of rpmforge.
The available rpmforge.net documentation and faqs disagree with that.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 08:20 AM   #10
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Originally posted by misc
Not true. The at-stable repository does replace/upgrade Fedora Core packages as you can see here easily.


The available rpmforge.net documentation and faqs disagree with that.
Never used atrpms so didn't know that.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 09:41 AM   #11
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The available rpmforge.net documentation and faqs disagree with that.
Care to point out where? I'm happy to admit I'm wrong, and did preface that comment with an IIRC, but I can't find anything that contradicts me yet. The info I'm going from is from freshrpms and dag's own site. Here is dag's list of "joint effort" repositories: http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/apt/mega-merge.php - the only info I've seen on rpmforge.net is the name of maintainers.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 01:51 PM   #12
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Well, and with the name of the maintainers you have seen contradictory information yourself, provided that you know who maintains which repository. And additionally, jpackage.org and "flash" don't belong to rpmforge either.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 03:46 PM   #13
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Ah - I was referring to the repos in redazz's post, not the huge list at the top of the page. I always maintain that it's a bad idea to have a dozen+ repos.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 07:56 PM   #14
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Hi folks,

Tks for your advice.

I got the rpm package download from its website.

I did it in the past with
# yum install xnview.

But I could not recall the repo. In the past I kept a large list of repo but not now.

snarkout, tks again for your information.

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