Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Feb 2007 17:00 UTC, submitted by Darkelve
Fedora Core The following letter was received from Eric S. Raymond, who has sent it to a number of Linux-related publications and mailing lists. It is presented verbatim. "After thirteen years as a loyal Red Hat and Fedora user, I reached my limit today, when an attempt to upgrade one package pitched me into a four-hour marathon of dependency chasing, at the end of which an attempt to get around a trivial file conflict rendered my system unusable."
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YUM is imrpoving with every release
by robgarth on Wed 21st Feb 2007 23:44 UTC
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I think ESR has corrupted his system by mixing incomptable repos. Any yum or dependency issues/bugs in Core and Extras get resolved, and systems get fixed in the following updates. Do a quick google and you can see that some third party repos are incompatible with extras. So ESR breaks his system using a non official repo and blames the Fedora Project. Turning his mistake into a distro/package manager flame war. Well Done Eric.

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