[Mageia-dev] Blogdrake repository for Mageia

Philippe DIDIER philippedidier at laposte.net
Sun Oct 16 15:46:42 CEST 2011

Philippe DIDIER a écrit :
> Joaquin Mandriva a écrit :
>> Hello!
>> My name is Joaquin, belonging to http://blogdrake.net
>> <http://blogdrake.net/> team. I am
>> writing to you because I would like to let you know that we have
>> created a repository with a big amount of good programs for Mageia.
>> Our final target is to upload all of them to the official Mageia's
>> repositories.
>> We are currently uploading all these packages to the Mageia's BS step
>> by step, because there are few people of us to do so. Also, also we
>> don't have too much time because we also take care of Blogdrake,
>> Mageia's news and the translations English to Spanish.
>> Meanwhile, you can use and enjoy our repository in this way:
>> urpmi.addmedia --wget --distrib ftp://ftp.blogdrake.net/mageia/mageia1/i586
>> The x86_64 repository is not finished yet, but you still can add it in
>> this way:
>> urpmi.addmedia --wget --distrib
>> ftp://ftp.blogdrake.net/mageia/mageia1/x86_64
>> Cheers!
> Hello
> Thanks to you...
> Just one thing to correct : your repos addresses are :
> ftp://ftp.blogdrake.net/mageia/mageia1/free/i586/
> ftp://ftp.blogdrake.net/mageia/mageia1/free/x86_64/
> nevertheless I could surf through your repos :
> Some of the rpms you propose reply to rpm requests already done or that
> I was going to write (reading my thoughts ?)
> :)
> First thing I must say : it's a very good idea to upload these packages
> to the BS and join the packagers team instead of providing third party
> repos that will soon create compatibility problems (as in the past for
> Mandrake and Mandriva with Thac's or MIB or others)
> The second thing is : before uploading them you will have to be careful
> with the repos policy (core tainted non-free)
> In your own repo, there is a problematic package : faac (and libfaac0
> libfaac-devel) which is both non-free and tainted ...
> After long dicussions on the mailing list a meeting decision was not to
> provide it at the moment (nor the packages built with it...)
> If a non-free-&-tainted repo is created for Mageia2, in the future, it
> will be then allowed ... wait and see !
I was thinking about a workaround to the problem of "non-free_&_tainted"
rpms in Mageia


Some multimedia programs can't correctly handle files containing aac
sound (*.aac *.mp4 *.m4a) because faac and faac-devel are not provided.
And that's really missing !!!

They can't and won't be backported to Mageia1 official repos...

Perhaps a new "non-free & tainted" repo will exist for Mageia2

Actually for Mageia1 Blogdrake might provide a third repo for this dozen
of srpms (even if the existence of third repo is not riskless)

Picking their last spec file from Mageia, and modifying the plf or
tainted conditionnal building options to allow building with
faac-devel... wouldn't be too much difficult and wouldn't bring much
compatibility problems

If the version number is the same as in mageia repos, a "twisted"
distsuffix would allow to "update" to them from core or tainted version
(the same way as "tainted" distsuffix allows to update from a core release)
and wouldn't prevent to update to a core or tainted new version later if
provided in official updates repo

But... there's the :
would it add other problems to this ?

But too there wouldn't exist QA for them

What do you think (on Mageia side and on Blogdrake side) ?

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