[Mageia-discuss] Easyurpmi forMageia ?

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Sun May 22 00:59:21 CEST 2011

On 21 May 2011 23:59, Dale Huckeby <spock at evansville.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 21 May 2011, Ahmad Samir wrote:
>> On 21 May 2011 21:46, Renaud (Ron) Olgiati
>> <renaud at olgiati-in-paraguay.org> wrote:
>>> Will there be some such thing in place when Mageia is finally launched ?
>> No, simply because there's no need for a tool like that; easyurpmi was
>> mainly used by Mandriva users to add the PLF repos, in Mageia PLF is
>> replaced by the Tainted repo, which is added (but disabled) by
>> default.
> Simply no need? Maybe I'm misreading you or missing something but this comes
> across as really arrogant in presuming what others (not you!) do or don't
> need,
> and how and why people have "mainly" used easyurpmi in the past. How do you
> know?

I know about the "main" use case of easyurpmi, from 2-3years of daily
visits to the Mandriva forum, search for easyurpmi and see if the word
"PLF" won't be in the same thread in a lot of cases.

> Was there a poll that I didn't get included in? I've always found
> easyurpmi very convenient and not just for plf. I guess I didn't realize how
> atypical I was.

Whether you're typical or atypical, I leave that to you.

Using easyurpmi to just add the official repositories in Mandriva is
an "atypical" use case, not the regular/main use case, given the fact
there's already an integrated, installed by default, tool to do the

Sure, it's good to have an easy way to add the repos on a headless
server, but I think users running headless servers are cli-savvy
enough to know how to use urpmi.addmedia, (with help of
http://mirrors.mageia.org/distrib , it becomes a matter of

> Dale Huckeby

Ahmad Samir

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