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Re: openSUSE download links

From: Michal Marek <mmarek_at_suse.cz>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 16:34:33 +0200

Dan Fandrich wrote:
> On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 05:11:03PM +0200, Michal Marek wrote:
>> http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/libraries:/c_c++/ has
>> repositories with the most up-to-date (lib)curl packages for various
>> openSUSE / SLES versions for i386 and x86_64. It would be great to link
>> these from the "Linux - Suse" table on http://curl.haxx.se/download.html .
>
> I've added links to a selection of these packages onto the download page.
> Adding all combinations of OS versions, architectures and package types would
> mean adding about 72 files

Right, I think just one line per distro saying "the latest curl for
opensuse X.Y is there" is enough.

>> For openSUSE 10.3 and Factory (to-be 11.0), it would be really cool to
>> link these "metapackages"
>
> The download page doesn't link to any kinds of metapackage now. It's not
> intended to replace a distro's own package tools but to point people as much
> as possible to the most direct files that will help them to install
> a curl binary. Presumably, those people for whom a metapackage would
> be useful and understandable would already be using the native package
> manager that supports them and won't need to use the curl download page.

These metapackages are actually meant teach users to use the package
manager ;-) (the metapackages open in the web browser, install all
dependencies and subscribe the repository, so that users receive future
updates). But it doesn't matter.

Thanks for adding the links!

Michal
Received on 2008-05-21

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