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Re: [SLUG] apt-get weirdness lately
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] apt-get weirdness lately
- From: Mary <mary-slug@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Mar 27 14:39:01 2003
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On Thu, Mar 27, 2003 at 02:22:37PM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Tim White">
> > Does anyone know of any other RHN type servers for free?
> Probably better to look at apt-rpm repositories, such as
> freshrpms.net. The GStreamer guys distribute their own packages this
> way, as do many others.
In particular, there's an Australian mirror of freshrpms.net -
apt.au.freshrpms.net (which is hosted by planetmirror).
freshrpms distributes not only custom RPM packages not included in Red
Hat, it also distributes all RPMs from the CDs, and updates.
(Unfortunately, I've found that they aren't very timely with the
security updates, so I've been downloading them from the
http://www.redhat.com/apps/support/errata/ site (links into
rhn.redhat.com, but you don't have to be registered to grab secuirty
updates from the website - not sure about bugfixes) since up2date is
triggereing some ongoing problem I have with lockups on this particular