[SGVLUG] FC repository searches

Mike Fedyk mfedyk at mikefedyk.com
Sun Sep 10 14:16:21 PDT 2006

Dustin Laurence wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 10, 2006 at 12:03:56PM -0700, Jeff Carlson wrote:
>> ...I guess you could search the
>> contents of repositories by logging into one of the FTP mirrors and just
>> browsing the directories.
> Hmm, better.  There is probably a link somewhere on the Fedora page.
> When I went there I was looking for the obvious "search contents" page
> comparable to
> http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages#search_packages
> http://packages.gentoo.org/
> http://slackware.it/en/pb/
> That sort of thing is generally the first thing I look for when running
> an unfamiliar distribution.  If none exists for Fedora, I'm gonna mutter
> ugly things under my breath. :-)
Such is things with RPM based distros.  There are things like rpmfind 
and various other listings of packages, but I really can't recommend 
them since they don't actually point you to repos, just individual packages.

This is one area where the RPM distros should work together to fix the 
search and incompatibility problems.


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