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[ale] Need a better Linux distro
Nux is bad, m'kay!?! Nux overwrites system packages. They used to not do that but selinux on centos is not as desktop workstation complete as Fedora. I won't use them any more. I go through the fedora and centos koji servers and pull in stuff from Fedora and build my own. Centos8 didn't run dia. It took half a day of pulling fedora src.rpms into rpmbuild before I got all the dependencies. Lots of libs no longer in centos. Dia needs some upgrades to support scaling of its icons, too.
On May 31, 2020 6:21:22 PM EDT, Leam Hall via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
>Yup, Nux. That was what got me on this thing.
>On 5/31/20 5:21 PM, Jim Kinney wrote:
>> What repo's are you using??? There are some that are not a good idea,
>> others are frowned upon. Any repo that provides desktop environment
>> tools other than epel and rpmfusion is a bit suspect. Nux is right
>> Tends to break things as well
>> On May 31, 2020 10:20:28 AM EDT, Leam Hall via Ale <ale at ale.org>
>> On 5/31/20 9:04 AM, Solomon Peachy wrote:
>> On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 08:56:11AM -0400, Leam Hall via Ale
>> I can't remember what I was doing this morning, but I
>> at the installed
>> packages on my CentOS 7 box. I was surprised, and very
>> dismayed, that a few
>> dozen rpms came from a repo in the former Eastern Bloc.
>> It's not entirely clear what you are saying -- was your
>> was breached?
>> Do you know the attack vector? How would a different distro
>> any differently?
>> _every_ distro has vulnerabilities; that's why you must
>> routinely apply
>> the various updates the distro supplies. If the vulerability
>> to software or configuration not supplied/managed by the
>> the underlying distro probably wouldn't have mattered.
>> I consider the installation of significant packages
>> linux-firmware) from a third party repository, from some areas of
>> world, to totally compromise the system. While I would love to
>> the best in everyone, and to be right about that, reality says
>> doesn't work.
>> Since I really dislike systemd, a new OS is in order. I have
>> RH for more than two decades, and made my living supporting their
>> products. I'm sad to go, but it's the right thing to do.
>> You have to decide if "tinkering" is just a means to an end,
>> entire point, of this system of yours -- Because your time
>> free or
>> Yup. I need a system that will do the things I need done. At the
>> I'm not an OS guy. If my job or situation changes, I might have
>> reevaluate that. :)
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