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

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Wed Jun 21 21:52:11 PDT 2006

On Wed, 21 Jun 2006 16:18:15 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:

> 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.

I noticed this some time ago and silently updated the files at:

> 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/ .

For a time, the PLF attempted to branch out from their Mandriva roots,
primarily to Ubuntu. I now recommend against using any PLF Ubuntu packages.

> The DAG repository serves a similar purpose for Fedora Core:
> http://dag.wieers.com/

There are others, too. I don't have a URL handy, but there was a page
describing which third-party Fedora repositories are compatible with which
other third-party Fedora repositories. Fedora is the most likely distro on
which one may cause damage by including the wrong repositori(es).

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

No, it most certainly is not. That repository is for Debian, not Ubuntu,
as it is not consistent with Ubuntu's differing dependency and repository
structure. The sources.list I prepared should take care of anything that
repository provides, at least on i386. On powerpc and amd64, "sudo apt-get
-b source foo" 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.)

If you can tell the pioneers by the arrows sticking out of their backs, it
might then be prudent to ask them what not to do.

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