[conspire] marillat.free.fr -> www.debian-multimedia.org

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Jun 21 15:18:15 PDT 2006

I wrote:

> The most successful was Christian Marillat's "marillat.free.fr" host, in
> France -- _so_ successful that searching "marillat "debian" will find
> you any number of mirror sites, even though Marillat's own host has 
> gone away.
> Recently, one such mirror has stepped forward and aspires to take
> marillat's place as a canonical site.  So far, it has packages compiled
> for DEC Alpha, i386, AMD64, Itanic, and SPARC.

A highly similar site for Mandriva users (if there are any left who
haven't defected to Ubuntu, SUSE, etc.) is Penguin Liberation Front,
http://plf.zarb.org/ .

The DAG repository serves a similar purpose for Fedora Core:

For Ubuntu, as noted in the forwarded message, the debian-multimedia
(ex-marillat) repository is your friend.

As always with unofficial repositories, if your system breaks, your
remedy is that you get to keep both pieces.  (You may encounter
problems; those are yours to deal with.)

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