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    Question Missing applications in 13.2

    Hi all,

    I install almost all of my servers with opensuse. I just installed opensuse 13.2, and noticed that nginx is missing in it, which really surprised me: nginx - https://software.opensuse.org/package/nginx

    Then I found it here https://en.opensuse.org/Additional_p...r_HTTP_Servers. So it looks like support for it has been removed, officially. Has this been communicated to the community? I'm wondering what other surprises I may spot.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Missing applications in 13.2

    On 2014-12-20 01:26, sinayion wrote:

    > I install almost all of my servers with opensuse. I just installed
    > opensuse 13.2, and noticed that nginx is missing in it, which really
    > surprised me: nginx - https://software.opensuse.org/package/nginx


    It is in the "server:http" repo, clearly shown in your link. 13.2
    section, under "unstable". Don't heed the name, it doesn't exactly means
    what it reads.


    > Then I found it here http://tinyurl.com/cwec7xz. So it looks like
    > support for it has been removed, officially.


    Where do you read that information from?

    In that link I only see this line: «openSUSE Build Service Repository
    for other HTTP servers (Nginx, Lighttpd, ...)»

    No mention of it being "officially removed".


    > Has this been communicated to the community?


    Yes, 11 August 2014.

    http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-f.../msg00111.html

    It was broken and had no maintainer for months. Someone offered to step up.

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    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: Missing applications in 13.2

    So, that mailing list, shows that the support was removed, just as I suspected, due to a lack of a maintainer.

    I know it's in that repo, I linked it... but that wasn't the case prior to 13.2. That repo is unofficial, right?

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    Default Re: Missing applications in 13.2

    On 2014-12-20 11:16, sinayion wrote:
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    > So, that mailing list, shows that the support was removed, just as I
    > suspected, due to a lack of a maintainer.


    Not quite, because it also shows that a new maintainer appeared.


    > I know it's in that repo, I linked it... but that wasn't the case prior
    > to 13.2. That repo is unofficial, right?


    The answer is not a clear "yes/no" :-)

    Strictly speaking, only the oss and non-oss repos are official. However,
    this is a community distro, many "official" packages are maintained by
    the community and not by SUSE staff; thus if a package appears in a repo
    outside of those two, doesn't mean much.

    Sometimes the package appears first in a community repo, it is tested
    there, and later it appears on the "official" repo, by the same
    maintainer (and sometimes this is a staffer, sometimes not).

    The repos you have to avoid, with some exceptions, are "home" repos,
    because it can be simply experiments from someone. That "someone" has to
    tell you that it's alright to install them.

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    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: Missing applications in 13.2

    Yeah, I have always avoided home repos for that exact same reason you have given. I'll give the http repo a look, and see how it does.

    Thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: Missing applications in 13.2

    I haven't avoided home repos but I have noted whose tend to be reliable and whose not.

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