[packagekit] Install rpm similiar to livna repo forpackagekit for f8

Justin Haygood jhaygood at reaktix.com
Sat Nov 10 09:04:31 PST 2007

From: "Richard Hughes" <hughsient at gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2007 11:57 AM
To: "PackageKit users and developers list" 
<packagekit at lists.freedesktop.org>
Subject: Re: [packagekit] Install rpm similiar to livna repo forpackagekitforf8

> On Sat, 2007-11-10 at 10:50 -0600, Christopher Desjardins wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'd like to suggest that someone create a .rpm package similar to the
>> one for Livna's http://rpm.livna.org/rlowiki/ repository for Fedora.
>> When you click on the Fedora 8 repository RPM link it prompts you to
>> install the rpm with Software Installer.  It than adds the repository
>> path to /etc/yum.repo.d/ thus making life just a little bit easier for
>> the end user :)
> Seems sane - anything that increases the number of users testing out
> alpha versions is good for me.
>> Also splitting packagekit into packagekit.repo too would be a good idea
>> for the novice user that doesn't want the latest and greatest g-p-m or
>> that tends to run yum update or pup with their eyes closed :D
> Sure, the utopia repo gets quite brutal (it's only small now as F8 has
> just been released) with lots of git and svn versions of alpha level
> software; it's not a nice place to play if you just want to see if a
> newer version of PackageKit has fixed a bug.
> I propose on putting the daily PackageKit and gnome-packagekit rpm's on
> http://packagekit.org/pre-release/rpm - if that's okay with Ken and
> Elliot. I can edit my daily build script to scp the rpms there and run
> create-repo on the output. The packagekit-prerelease.rpm is also a good
> idea, and I'm sure I can figure out how to do it taking apart a
> fedora-release srpm.
> Ken, Elliot, could you create a pre-release/rpm somewhere on the server
> pls, and also give me write access on it please? I also see no problem
> with other people with commit uploading .deb or .emerge files there.
> Thanks,
> Richard.

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