This repository has been relaunched, this time in a dual-arch version!
Repository last updated on: Sept. 20, 2011.
This repository currently includes a limited number of packages not offered by Mageia Cauldron (mga2), or packages that are present in older versions in the official repositories.
Specifically, this is the place to find the most recent version of calibre (0.8.9, 0.8.10, 0.8.11, 0.8.12, 0.8.13, 0.8.14, 0.8.15, 0.8.16, 0.8.18 0.8.19).
Once Mageia 2 is released in April 2012, this repo is likely to be following Mageia 2 for some time, not the Cauldron/3 (mga3).
Some packages that don’t work anymore, and a couple of packages that have been added in the meantime in the official repositories have been removed. Some new packages have been added by this relaunch. As a policy, should Cauldron have in the future newer packages than this unofficial repository, the upgrade should be automatic.
The spec files have been cleaned as per Mageia’s macros and filetriggers. Rebuilding them on other distros might need adjustments (starting even from applying the patches one by one instead of a single macro!).
Other favorite packages include: gnaural (a binaural-beat generator), speedcrunch (my favorite calculator), pychess, krusader 2.4.0, synaptiks 0.7, scid 4.3, etc.
Small tip for krusader: add to Settings -> Configure Krusader -> Dependencies -> kdesu, the path “/usr/lib/kde4/libexec/kdesu” for 32-bit and “/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kdesu” for 64-bit.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: By creating this small repository and by using Mageia Linux I do not imply that this distribution is better than others, nor do I offer any guarantees with regards to this repository. This is only a pragmatic decision. Mageia Linux has a good deal of very professional developers and packagers, however a number of them are as narrow-minded as any teenager Linux fanboy, eagerly using terms such as “trolling” and “flamewar”. I am using the result of their work, but from a human standpoint there is no such thing as a mentally-sane Linux developer (not that FreeBSD developers are any better).
Yours faithfully, Béranger, Linux User #37497 (Linux Counter Registered 1996-08-26 08:59:15)