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Should we add rpmforge, SME pulls rpms from it automatically already as part of updates and the buildsys

do we suggest using the rpm (below) or with the db as per the other repos

Added rpmforge in db format, please check.

--Markleman 23:48, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

RPMForge page removed for now

Next time first ask before adding it. The way you added it it might have caused serious issues as RPMForge distributes pacakges that might be newer than on SME Server, therefore you need to exclude a lot of packages as otherwise undesired updates of SME Server packages could have lead to issues which the small development team can not resolve.
Besides that we already list the Dries and the Dag repositories, which together form RPMForge.
For now I have removed RPMForge as I see no need for it ATM. Please be a little more carefull next time and raise your questions before taking action certainly when risks like this are involved. Thank in advance. — Cactus (talk | contribs 17:24, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

RPMForge page requested again :-)

I agree that RPMforge used without care could cause problems, which is why I set it to be "enabled=0". I would still like to see it added, with appropriate 'excludes' to make it safe, because being a superset of Dag and Dries (and others) it contains a wealth of useful RPM for customizing our servers.

I also find it slightly odd that it is so dangerous to add when the SME7 documentation [1] states "SME Server 7 uses many packages from CentOS and RPMForge".

So rather than delete RPMforge page I made why not add to or correct what I had started?

Respectfully yours, --Markleman 20:56, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Once again: no need for rpmforge

It is not a superset. It is just a merge of packages in Dag and Dries and since they are already listed there is no need to list RPMForge as it would duplicate information and maintenance IMHO. — Cactus (talk | contribs 16:24, 18 January 2010 (UTC)