Which third party repository do you use?
constantine at evanslabs.org
Sun Jan 7 01:30:51 UTC 2007
Matthew Kuiken wrote:
> If a repository is not found in the configuration file that you keep
> this description list in, a comment one line above the deb line in the
> sources.list is used. When new repositories are added using the
> Software Sources dialog, it could prompt for this description, and add
> the comment along with the source line. It may be necessary to precede
> with, and check for, a double hash, or something similar to ensure that
> the comment is not just another commented repository, but such
> functionality would allow the addition of any repository with an
> accompanying description.
This would require that users write their own descriptions, and thus I
do not think that it would be used in most circumstances. The only time
this would be useful in a significant way would be if the user
downloaded and used a sources.list that was posted somewhere. However,
given the hideousness of most lists I have seen posted for Ubuntu
(Treviño's, for example), I would imagine that this is something we want
to highly discourage.
Perhaps it would be better to allow repositories to add an extra file
that would contain a title and description, and then use that
information? Such a method would require that repositories do extra work
to support it, but I expect that most safe repositories would do so.
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