Package repository discussion

Marcus Meissner meissner at
Thu Dec 4 07:55:46 CST 2008

On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 05:45:21AM -0800, Dan Kegel wrote:
> Ubuntu is having a meeting next week to discuss
> how to more easily grant users access to third
> party repositories (like wine's, perhaps).
> I've got a meeting wiki up at
> It already lists the big issues that need discussing.
> If you're interested in the topic, please have a look and put your two cents in!

Well, openSUSE 11.0/11.1 use a remote hosted XML file which provides
a list of repositories for addition, and also single-click "YMP" files
for very easy repository addition.

This XML list includes my Emulators:Wine repository on the openSUSE
buildservice for instance.

So perhaps they should look at and evaluate how openSUSE does it ;)

As for the points listed, we sometimes adopt a "do not care" attitude,
because, well, users do not want it to be overdesigned or just don't

Ciao, Marcus

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