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Author Topic: So many repos.. which ones?  (Read 1681 times)

binskipy2u

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So many repos.. which ones?
« on: January 16, 2008, 07:14:29 am »

as you can see this is my first post.. I installed vl, its FAST as hell..
but id like kde(figure it would still be faster then most kde distros)
but i ran slapt-get, there's soooooooooo many repos..
which ones do i choose?
do i choose all the ones with "vector" in the name, slackware?
to get a nice kde desktop w/all bells and whistles, what do you think would be the best choices for repos..
thanks and GREAT job on a FAST distro and its rather beautiful too
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exeterdad

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Re: So many repos.. which ones?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 07:46:17 am »

ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.9/packages/
ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.9/patches/
ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.9/extra/
ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.9/testing/

These are the common ones to use.  The actual url may vary for you depending on your location.  The  four (packages, patches, extra and testing) are all you really need.  If you enable more repos with those same four words in them, you will end up with duplicates all over the place when you list.  Get's confusing as heck, and is a waste of time and bandwidth when updating your sources.

The many other repos that aren't vectorlinux are Slackware or other Slackware based repos.  They have packages that are known to work with VL.  But it is possible they won't.

I usually only have VL repos marked.  Unless I can't find a package I need and HAVE to have it.
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binskipy2u

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Re: So many repos.. which ones?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2008, 07:51:35 am »

thank you
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Joe1962

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Re: So many repos.. which ones?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008, 12:05:50 pm »

This FAQ is valid for 5.9 as well, except for the links, where you would need to substitute 5.8 with 5.9:

http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=3681.0
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