On 2/3/14, Hans de Goede <j.w.r.degoede(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 02/03/2014 10:03 PM, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> On 03.02.2014 10:52, Hans de Goede wrote:
>> On 02/03/2014 02:14 AM, Ralf Corsepius wrote: [...]
>>> In other words, I'd recommend not doing so, because you guys are
>>> likely to be facing very tough times in cases something goes
>>> wrong with these "endorsed 3rd party repos".
> RPM Fusion is something most Fedora users will enable, so IMHO it's
> the ideal place to give users something at hand to reach software that
> can't be in Fedora or RPM Fusion for various reasons â EURO " flash player
> for example.
On a sidenote, flash is already available as lpf-flash-plugin. But
that's another story.
> Packages with repo files otoh might not be best way. I guess the
> way forward would be a small app that points out the risks and
> explains that RPM Fusion is not responsible for content from other
> repos; if the users ACks that let the app put repo file in place.
> Just my 2 cent because I always wanted something like the above. Ohh,
> and because my name came up recently in this discussion, as one of
> those that was (is?) considered to be on the (inactive) RPM Fusion
> steering committee. Might be wise to set up a new one. I'm fine if
> those that are most active simply organize something and put it in
> place, you have my blessing. If that's not enough: if you want a
> official vote or something else from me just let me know when and
> where to give what's needed ;-)
+1 to all of the above, I too am fine with some app to enable
additional repos or some such, I just don't like any form of
"yum install" automatically enabling new out of our control
+1 also from me. I'll update system-config-repo to handle packaged
repos in a way forcing user to confirm the actual copying to
/etc/yum.repos.d before it's done. Shouldn't be a big deal, I've had
it in mind while hacking it up.
To clarify, this means that also I agree on that some magic enabling
of an external repo just by installing a package isn't really a good
Unless there is more input in this thread I will update
system-config repo and make corresponding changes to my review
request. Then we'll see if someone has the nerves the actually do the
Thanks for all input!