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April 3rd, 2009 - James Antill

Apr. 3rd, 2009

06:37 pm - Why trusted third party repos. will always be a bad idea

Why not make third party repos. first class

Every now and again, someone takes a look at apt/yum/zypper/smart/PK/whatever and decides that although they have support for third party repos. it's "too annoying" for third parties to get users or for users to use them and so this is a problem which needs to be fixed. Another way this is presented is that the package managers should support "One Click Install". I will hopefully explain (once and for all) why this isn't a problem, and what third parties can do to get what they actually want (to make their users lives easier).

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