[maemo-developers] Why should it be so hard and should I even bother with Extras for fremantle?

From: Attila Csipa maemo at csipa.in.rs
Date: Thu Nov 5 11:54:26 EET 2009
On Thursday 05 November 2009 10:34:53 Kees Jongenburger wrote:
> How about a totally different approach. Pretty much like the currently
> nokia-binaries have a unique url
> would it be possible to create "per" user repositories on the
> maemo.org server and have some tool virtually merging
> different repositories into this personal repository.

Techinally, you can do this through /etc/apt/preferences if I understand 
correctly what you want to do :)

BTW not to sidetrack, but per user repositories could be used as PPAs. I 
understand the motives of having a monolithic extras-devel, but in some cases 
it's counterproductive. If I want to make separate packages (for comparison) 
or want to try out some super-dangerous stuff with a limited number of people, 
I don't want to do it in extras-devel (you might pull in my package as a 
dependency by accident, cleaning up extras-devel from test versions also 
involves poking people...).

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