The Packman website now has basic support for the new openSUSE One-Click-Install (also known as YMP). On the package view (e.g. here: http://packman.links2linux.org/package/amarok), you'll notice a new, yellow box that floats on the right of the screen with a big clickable icon that says 1-click-install. When you click that icon on openSUSE 10.3 and 10.2 (only if you installed the latest yast2 online updates), it will launch the YaST2 YMP handler and add the Packman repository as well as the openSUSE OSS repository (both only if not already in your list of repositories), give you the option of selecting the packages to install (if you pick the "Advanced mode") and, well, install them. Note that -debuginfo and -devel packages are disabled from the set by default but if you want them too, choose "Advanced mode" and enable the checkboxes. It currently lacks a few pieces of information such as the summary of each individual RPM package because we don't have it in the Packman database as of now. But we'll work on that. On the technical side of things, the YMP XML files are generated on the fly from stuff we have in the Packman database. And as I totally love nice URLs and implemented them everywhere on the Packman site, those for One-Click-Install are particularly pretty to point to, e.g. http://packman.links2linux.org/install/amarok
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
- Name: Loki
- Location: Belgium
- FOSDEM 2008: Call for Developer Rooms and stands
- GNUmed client RPMs for openSUSE
- I HAVE LOGS!
- Gimp 2.4.0 packages
- Add a directory to your PATH
- Upgrade to java-1_6_0-sun u3 on openSUSE 10.3: fix...
- openSUSE contributor survey
- Novell/Microsoft suit on agreements with vendors
- Stefan about the Novell/SUSE buyout
- Smart on openSUSE 10.3