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Author Topic: IMPORTANT! 5.8 software repositories (gslapt/slapt-get SOURCES recommendations)  (Read 13348 times)

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As 5.8 Standard was released before finalizing the repository structure, the slapt-getrc file listing the repos is not up to date. Here is an explanation of what each repo is for and which are the default recommended ones, as well as the alternative http and ftp URLs for them:

PATCHES repo (recommended):
For updated versions or repackagings of libs and apps released with the iso. Should be only for bug or security fixes.
ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.8/patches/
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/patches/

EXTRA repo (recommended):
For additional (as in not in the release iso) apps and their lib dependencies. To add functionality to your VL install.
ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.8/extra/
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/extra/

TESTING repo (risky):
This is where all the VL packages pass their reliability testing before going to their proper place. Should be only for those volunteering to test packages, and we recommend not doing so on your main system. Please report your experience with any of these. DISCLAIMER: Install at your own risk..
ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.8/testing/
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/testing/

UNSTABLE repo (risky):
The apps and libs in this repo are considered unstable development versions by their developers, reviewers, or the VL devs. The packages themselves have undergone the usual reliability testing. Install these only if you really need them and/or know what you are doing. DISCLAIMER: Install at your own risk..
ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.8/unstable/
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/unstable/

PACKAGES repo (optional):
These are the packages that made up the release iso. Only needed for downgrading in case of a problem after updating a package.
ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.8/packages/
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/packages/
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Changing gslapt/slapt-get SOURCES
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2007, 09:34:33 am »

To change the gslapt/slapt-get SOURCES, you can use the graphical configuration screen in the gslapt menu (Edit/Preferences/Sources), or do it manually by editing the /etc/slapt-get/slaptgetrc file as root (possibly easier). In the latter case, the correct URL syntax is as follows:
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SOURCE=ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.8/patches/
You can include URLs but leave them disabled with the following syntax:
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#DISABLED=ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.8/testing/
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