[conspire] Overstuffed Ubuntu sources.list for Daniel

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Tue Jun 27 17:04:16 PDT 2006

I already found that via Google at the meeting, and thus ruled it out as
the place where I thought I saw what I was trying to find again, which I
did about ten minutes later. Alex was looking for a non-liner video editor
other than kino, and I knew that I had just seen mention of one somewhere,
mistakenly thinking that's where it was. BTW, the program I was looking
for is called openmovieeditor.

On Mon, 26 Jun 2006 18:40:14 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:

> At the CABAL meeting, Daniel asked _where_ I'd posted a comically
> kitchen-sink /etc/apt/sources.list file prototype for Ubuntu.  I said I
> believed it had been on IRC (#svlug on Freenode) -- and I was correct.
> Here's the exchange:
> 18:20 < redrick> sn9: So, I've now burned CDs of every variant for every 
>                  architecture (including SPARC) of Dapper Drake for: Ubuntu, 
>                  Ubuntu Server, Kubuntu.  I'm downloading the four ISOs of 
>                  Xubuntu I didn't have, and ignoring only Edubuntu.
>                  Distrowatch points out this blog post with a sources.list on 
>                  steroids for Dapper:  
> http://italy.copybase.ch/blog/lista-repository-sourceslist-ottimizzata-per-ubuntu-kubuntu-linux/
> 18:27 < sn9> i already include a a number of those, and was considering adding 
>              the compiz ones
> 18:27 < sn9> certain repos in that list, though, are very harmful to include 
>              unless you know exactly what you're doing
> 18:28 < sn9> the skype line in there will definitely break the system
> 18:29 < sn9> i already stated my position on the PLF
> 18:32 < redrick> Yes, I certainly would assume there would be harmful and 
>                  mutually incompatible collections in there.
> 18:33 < redrick> Adding unofficial sources like mad used to be a disease only 
>                  among unwary Debian users; it's good to see the ailment is 
>                  branching out.
> 20:12 < sn9> really? i would have though Debian would have had more resistance 
>              to that than other distros, considering how humongous the 
>              collection in the official sources is
> 21:22 < redrick> Oh, indeed.  I'm always amazed at people doing that to
>                  themselves anyway.

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