Re: Is apt dead in suse?
- From: Paul J Gans <gans@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 21:37:06 +0000 (UTC)
P Hinkle <peterh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
What I miss though, is a big restructering in the total mess of the
repo's. Look at http://software.opensuse.org/download/
You have to include to many sources/repo's to have a bleeding edge
configuration and to many investigation to do which packages are included
or are affected.
It should be restructered according to the groupings in Yast, which is
amusement, development, documentation, hardware, multimedia, productivity,
misc and system.
Or going to a path like Debian and followers do:
- main stable tree (official release) with fixes for bugs and security
- testing tree with the latest packages ready to be included in the next
- development tree for the developers.
Agreed. Your point is exactly why I was asking for someone's functional yet
fairly complete list. Right now, there seems to be just a big cluster of
repos for YaST or Yum in opensuse with no rhyme nor reason to them. I mean,
some of them are obvious but it would be really handy if there was a list
of exactly which repos one needs to include in SmartPMs configs in order to
have everything pertinent. If a list exists, it must be hiding from google
fairly well. If someone does know of one, PLEASE post an address so i can
go grab it.
The other thing about all of the current PM's in SuSE is time. What the heck
is going on with Yast taking a month of Sundays to reload it's repos
everytime you want to install a single file; God forbid a major update. Yet
another wonderful thing about apt; you want a single package, one short
command line and even if you have it set to run SuSEconfig, you were ready
to go in about 30 seconds. I'm sure I'll get used to smart if that is what
SuSE is going with but it might take some getting used to. //p
It seems that the entire index of the entire repository is
checked for new material even if you have requested a specific
That's wrong behavior and the wrong behavior is in the local application
on your computer,not the repository.
Of course it is wrong on my computer as well and on all the other
By the way, IIRC, Yast in 10.0 does exactly the same thing to the
point where I removed other repositories from my list and put
the installation DVD contents directly onto my hard drive. No
more waiting for me.
--- Paul J. Gans
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