Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 31st Jul 2006 18:05 UTC, submitted by boklm
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris The first beta version of Mandriva Linux 2007 has been released. Available in four differents flavours live/install CDs (KDE or GNOME, i586 or x86_64) or in a whole new dual architecture Installation DVD, get a glimpse of the next Mandriva Linux 2007 edition.
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RE[5]: -devel packages
by smeat on Tue 1st Aug 2006 10:39 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: -devel packages"
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1. Please quit making up statisics.

2. If someone compiles an app from source they have pretty much the same dependency problem that you are describing. If I don't have libxyz installed that the app I am compiling needs, I will have to find and install that library anyway.

So what you are advocating is that we install all known libraries and their devel files as well, so that a small portion (not %50, no way) of the people can easily compile a random application they download off the internet. If that doesn't sound like a load of bloat I don't know what is. Silly talk.

Please stop projecting your needs onto that of the rest of the Linux using population.

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