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

Scott Ritchie scott at open-vote.org
Tue May 29 02:25:41 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-05-29 at 10:16 +1000, Christopher Halse Rogers wrote:
> On 5/28/07, Dean Sas <dean at deansas.org> wrote:
> >
> > Not in Gutsy at least, there's an authentication tab in
> > software-properties-gtk, you can press the "import key file" and browse
> > to a key file to add that.
> >
> Since software-properties-gtk is already a mime handler for
> sources.list, could we extend s-p to be a mime-handler for a more
> general repository-specification file?  Something with a format
> including such things as gpg key-id and keyserver, comment, and
> possibly a list of mirrors.  Then a user could click on an "add wine
> repository" link, and be presented with a sane dialog verifying that
> they really want to add the "winehq.whereever.org/apt" repository,
> signed by foo, to their software sources.

Exactly, this would be ideal.  As it stands the user has to do _more_
steps to use the GUI tools than simply cut and pasting the command
lines.  The requirement for a universe package is even more onerous.

Scott Ritchie

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