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[ale] SUSE package manager and install empathy

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 11:31 PM, Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer at gmail.com> wrote:
> For opensuse package / repo ?management I use zypper from the command
> line most of the time. ?It was introduced about 3 yrs ago. ?It was bad
> at first, but pretty nice now.
> WebYast is coming to the next version of opensuse. ?SLED already has it I think.
> I don't know what to expect.
> Greg
> Greg
> On 2/14/11, Damon Chesser <damon at damtek.com> wrote:
>> On 2/14/2011 11:02 PM, James Sumners wrote:
>>> SuSE 5.1 or 5.2 was the first distro I used. Then Debian Hamm (which
>>> relied on the horrible deselect), followed by Red Hat 6.0/6.1. Later,
>>> I gave OpenSUSE 10.0/10.1 and some Fedora versions. Of the RPM
>>> distros, I like OpenSUSE the best. However, I have found that the apt
>>> imitations to be painfully slow updating their database and installing
>>> packages. Also, unless it has been fixed, the net installer for
>>> OpenSUSE is just about useless.

For the recorder, if you refer to openSUSE, the correct spelling is
with all lower case open and all upper case SUSE, the O is never Upper
case, and the SUSE is always upper.

apt-get was drop as well as smart and rug. We use zypper and again it
great. YaST isn't that slow. It been re-written into python. WebYaST
is going to get webmin a run for it money.


>>> If I remember correctly, you had to know the full path to the boot
>>> image on the remote server so that you could type it yourself. And
>>> then it would be a gamble if it actually worked without trying it
>>> several times.
>>> YaST has always been the best feature of SUSE.
>> At the risk of starting flames: ?Really? ?Yast was the thing I always
>> wanted to like about suse, but everytime I fired it up, it would take
>> for ever, maybe some yast function would work, most often it would not.
>> I kept trying various versions of suse, same results. ? ?Chased me right
>> off of it. ?Never been back.
>>> On Monday, February 14, 2011, Chuck Payne<terrorpup at gmail.com> ?wrote:
>>>> SUSE come a long way guys. It rock solid and very easy. Zypper is as
>>>> equal to Apt-get. Now, the different with SLE and openSUSE, there are
>>>> ton of repos, the dependency hell, I haven't had that issue. RPM's are
>>>> systems have come a long way. I don't know of anything equal to Space
>>>> Walk or Auto-Yast for Debain. Remember, if it's Enterprise the two
>>>> that companies use are Red Hat ( CentOS ) and SUSE Linux Enterprise
>>>> RPM are very easy too, as easy as .deb and apt-get. You want a power
>>>> package manager you need to try Zypper.
>>>> Chuck
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