[ILUG] Mandrake & distros (was...Fonts tip)
declan.moriarty at ntlworld.ie
Thu Feb 7 09:09:39 GMT 2002
Was it Nick Murtagh who wrote on Wednesday 06 February 2002 18:31:
> > I'll give them that much. What they have done is lumber you with so many
> > of them - rpmdrake, Update Manager, Linuxconf, kpackage, gnomerpm, all
> > doing more or less the same thing - adding options to an 'rpm' command.
> That's a good point - not to mention the fact that urpmi is slightly broken
> and the Update Manager won't work through a proxy...
> > There is always hope at the beta and RC stages. Then someone pulls the
> > rug, they drop what doesn't work (e.g. reiserfs, supermount) and release
> > it. I sat on a crashtester's list for a year with them.
> I'm optimistic though. I've tried Redhat and SuSE, and I'm not going back
I gave upo on Suse 'cos I couldn't compile anything. I had to have a
sup[erdevelopment version with gigabytes of libraries. I even came across an
install file that said "If you have SuSE, scrap your (xx) libraries and
download a decent set from somnewhere." I had a snapshot version st the time.
Mandrake does beat Red Hat at Red Hat's own game, IMHO. It shoehorns in very
The next linux distro I get is going to have to teach me how to do things
myself more. I'm fed up being kept in ignorance.
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