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    Default How to decide what is the best package provider in obs system?

    I want to install a package that is not in the official repos, so i go to software.opensuse.org and indeeed, there is my package ready to downoad and install, but there are 5 posible download options, 5 providers (obs devs) that have created their own repo, how to decide which one is better in term of reliability and robustness of the package, is there some kind of historic ranking like the sellers reputation in ebay or something like that or your on your own, cross the fingers and hope that it does not break something in the system? I guest the same happens with support, if the package is not working correctly or have any bug it is hard to obtain support.

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    Default Re: How to decide what is the best package provider in obs system?

    I generally look at the "owner" of the repo and rank community project owneres, associations and other groups above individuals.

    But,
    I guess there may be exceptions, if the owner is an active contributor to these Forums and sounds like he knows what he's doing, then that might be OK, too.

    Probably the best approach is to install a system that enables rolling back to undo the install (uninstall is never guaranteed to remove all parts and dependencies, and in the worst possible case you may not even have that option).
    If you have BTRFS with snapshots enabled, you already have protection.
    If your root partition is EXT, then I recommend extundelete (http://extundelete.sourceforge.net/). It's not difficult to install and configure (required. Unlike BTRFS snapshots and Snapper, nothing is configured to work automatically).

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    Default Re: How to decide what is the best package provider in obs system?

    On Sun 22 Jul 2018 02:26:02 AM CDT, tsu2 wrote:

    I generally look at the "owner" of the repo and rank community project
    owneres, associations and other groups above individuals.

    But,
    I guess there may be exceptions, if the owner is an active contributor
    to these Forums and sounds like he knows what he's doing, then that
    might be OK, too.

    Probably the best approach is to install a system that enables rolling
    back to undo the install (uninstall is never guaranteed to remove all
    parts and dependencies, and in the worst possible case you may not even
    have that option).
    If you have BTRFS with snapshots enabled, you already have protection.
    If your root partition is EXT, then I recommend extundelete
    (http://extundelete.sourceforge.net/). It's not difficult to install and
    configure (required. Unlike BTRFS snapshots and Snapper, nothing is
    configured to work automatically).

    TSU


    Hi
    Follow the link to there project and review the spec file, if there
    is a rpmlintrc file, check this to see what is being suppressed. Also
    check the build log for your target arch for the build warnings at the
    end.

    Ask in the forum here and post the link to the OBS project...

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