[Mageia-discuss] Easyurpmi forMageia ?

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Tue May 24 05:16:18 CEST 2011

On 24 May 2011 04:10, Anssi Hannula <anssi.hannula at iki.fi> wrote:
> On 22.05.2011 02:56, Michael scherer wrote:
>> - the code could have been much better. Olivier wrote it and he was not a php coder, and
>> neither is Phillipe, the current maintainer. I think that the translation system is
>> primitive and prone to problem. No one seemed to be motivated to rewrite, despites
>> people fixing various problem.
> Hey, I thought I rewrote it :p
> .. or maybe it was too recent (2008) to be counted.
> (while I admit it is not as good as it could be, at least it is much
> better than it used to be)
>> - the core of the system was still "here is a website that a new user cannot find by
>> itself, that will give command that he doesn't understand, and that he need to type as root,
>> after asking question that didn't made much sense for him". That's bad on many levels :
>>  - difficult to find for a new user.
>>  - asking to type command as root first, and later "click on a link in your browser and type after your
>> admin password", which is IMHO quite bad from giving wrong habits to people.
>>  - asking lots of questions, ( fixed later by using a simplified mode, that use rpmdrake or
>> that fail silently )
> +1 for these.
>> Since the discoverability issue should be fixed by simply having tainted disabled by default and maybe
>> some popup whatever to enable it, I see no reason to suffer from the others problems (
>> bad habits, power struggle ). People can install a clone of easyurpmi if they want, but I will
>> oppose on having it on our servers, on having anything like this labelled as official, and
>> would recommend to people to not deploy it.
> Maybe have a page that explains on how to use e.g.
> '''Open "configure media sources for install and update" -> File -> Add
> a specific media mirror'''
> as pointed by Ahmad (in addition to the default "add" which adds
> mirrorlist medias). I for one didn't know this option even existed...
> --
> Anssi Hannula

I added it to the mdv wiki[1] about 1-2years ago.


I am not sure if this page got imported in the Mageia wiki or not
(probably not yet).

Ahmad Samir

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