On Qua, 2014-01-29 at 12:12 +0100, Alec Leamas wrote:
Formally, this is about review request 3152 for dropbox-repo .
a more practical POV, it's about users being able to install software
like dropbox more or less "out of the box", an area where I think we
really need to improve (as can be seen in all those "Fedora XX post
installation guide" out there).
My basic understanding is that current Fedora guidelines needs a
interpretation in the rpmfusion context. Those brand new GL for 3-rd
party repos are in  (discussions in ). For now, I think they can
be abridged to:
- Non-free repos can not be part of Fedora yum configuration.
- In some cases free repos can be part of the configuration after
FESCO/Fedora legal approval.
Now, IMHO this doesn't really make much sense for rpmfusion for three reasons:
- rpmfusion does not ban non-free software, it's one of the very
reasons it exists.
- FESCO/Fedora legal cannot approve anything in rpmfusion.
- We already have a list of endorsed 3-rd party repos .
To handle this, my simple proposal is that we handles packaged yum
repositories like this:
- It's ok to package yum repositories listed in .
- If anyone wants to change the list in  this should be announced
here on rpmfusion-devel, and not done until we agree on it (similar to
how we handle bundling exceptions).
Thoughts. out there?
hum unfortunately I don't had much time for this subject , I don't read
carefully all thread, going straight to the point I think you could use
yumex instead the tool you are making (I don't find name right now) to
But I'd like to insist in putting a system depends on 3rd party repos
(adding 3rd party repos) is bad, and I prefer a solution like a proxy
repo that we talk in package review .
Almost all 3rd party repos don't have mirrors. Recently when
was down (for a moment, in that moment ) yum
hanged for very long time and doesn't update anything . So if a 3rd
party repo goes down yum update will fail . If a 3rd party repo is very
slow yum update will be very slow . Maybe in yum.conf for this 3rd party
repos use skip_if_unavailable=True
Sérgio M. B.