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Re: [edlug] new linux users
I've found the same problem with SuSE8 and YAST(2) - If I install other
packages YAST wont recognise them - and therefore it thinks some of the
package dependencies are broken.
However, after I'd installed a few RPMs the keyboard way, I happened upon a
GUI tool called Kpackage that shows all the packages I've installed and is
actually easier to use than YAST. I don't use RH so a.n.other will have to
comment on whether it was actually available to you, but it's a start...
Re: New User
One advantage of using RH as your first distro is that there tends to be a lot
of companion Linux books that cover it. In fact if you wander down to PCWorld
you'll probably find a (Red Hat Unleashed/Red Hat Bible) book with a distro
CD in the back. Sorted!
In my (brief) experience I've found Mandrake to be better than SuSE at
recognising hardware and configuring the first install, but armed with the
(huge) volumes of books that come with a boxed SuSE distro and a printout of
the sysinfo text from Windows, I've (so far) managed to overcome the initial
disadvantage SuSE has, so I've stuck with it.
On Monday 02 December 2002 23:47, Alistair J Ross wrote:
> I have only one *major* gripe with RH8 after using it for around 1 month
> now: The 'Add/Remove Packages Wizard', which is essentially Add/Remove
> Programs (ala Win XP). However, it has a major caveat in that if you
> install any Third party RPM (ie you download it from Red Hat's FTP, or
> from somewhere like freshrpms.net or rpmfind.net) you will find that the
> package manager does not list that software as it's not from the Red Hat
> CD. This leaves the beginner user right back at the command shell having
> to type rpm -e or whatever to deal with packages.
> Whilst I can understand that Red Hat will want to unify their
> distribution as much as possible, I can't really see how this will
> benefit the distribution long term, as RH seem to apply ever-more power
> into seeking Windows leavers. My suggestion to Red Hat on this point
> would to add a seperate section to the Add/Remove Packages wizard which
> lists all of the RPMs installed that do not match the RPM list from the
> Red Hat 8.0 CDs. Anyone else not think this would be a sensible idea?
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