I'd like to discuss how difficult it is to add a third party repository

Jean-Fran├žois Gagnon Laporte kioshen at gmail.com
Fri May 25 18:41:56 UTC 2007


On 5/25/07, Scott Ritchie <scott at open-vote.org> wrote:
><Big snip>
>
> With the current cryptic instructions, though, even if we gave
> absolutely no information about what this process does we'd be no worse
> off than we are now - users are already blindly entering terminal
> commands.  If we couple the file-based installation of a third party
> repository with some sort of simple explanation and GUI prompt, things
> should work much more smoothly for everyone.
>
> Thoughts?
>
> Scott Ritchie
>

There was a blog post recently on the planet that explains exactly
what you ask for :

http://glatzor.de/node/25

I didn't know that you could do that with software-properties(-gtk)
until I read this. By the way, credit goes to Sebastian Heinlein for a
well written article.

Regards,

Jean-Fran├žois




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