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    Default Comnunity repos

    Who keeps the community repos up to date and how.Fox example the pacman repos how can you guys know that the software from there is up to date and that is working fine on the latest version of opensus?

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    Default Re: Comnunity repos

    As Packman has separate repos for every verion of openSUSE, it is clear what belongs to what. If, there is no Packman repo for what you prefer to call "the latest" we all know it isn't there (yet). And indeed it may take a few days after an openSUSE release date before the new Packman repo is available. And for other OBS repos it may take a bit longer, but most people try to have new repos fopr their packages asap.

    And as which every software, sometimes is does not "work fine", but, specialy Packman is used by so many, that reports (e.g. here and elsewhere) will come in very soon. So watch the Forums!
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    Default Re: Comnunity repos

    On 2014-05-29 11:06, danielmihaistoian wrote:
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    > Who keeps the community repos up to date and how.Fox example the pacman
    > repos how can you guys know that the software from there is up to date
    > and that is working fine on the latest version of opensus?


    Notice that "Packman" is external, they have their own servers and
    methods. Even mail lists and bug report system. However, several of
    their people are also openSUSE people (and some, I believe, SUSE
    employees working on their free time). And they work very well.

    Another external repo would be videolan.

    And anothers would be some by google.


    Howeevr, most of the community repos are inside the Build Service. Each
    of those repos have their own people responsible for them, so it is up
    to them how much up to date they are.


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    Default Re: Comnunity repos

    As the previous posts have described,
    There is no guarantee that packages won't have problems and sometimes packages won't work but like all open source that depends on community involvement, typically more popular packages will be used and therefor verified more often.

    Also, compared to years past, most of today's packages are built using automated build tools which greatly improves reliability by allowing builds to use standard and known libraries and configurations for specific target platforms, so when for instance you are installing into your openSUSE 13.1, no matter what repo or other source the package came from it's more than likely the package was built using a standard tool like the Open Build Service which provides and applies a framework of known modifications to someone's unique source code.

    That said, nothing is guaranteed so there is always the possibility that someone could for instance not be using a modern, appropriate build tool and then creates something that is faulty, but hopefully those instances are discovered and addressed quickly.

    HTH,
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