Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 13th Nov 2003 05:19 UTC
Fedora Core Fedora Core 1 has been out now for a few days now and many faithful Linux fans have already installed it. Red Hat's Linux is still one of my favorite distributions because of one main reason: compatibility with Linux software. Red Hat is a market leader and following the market leader assures the least trouble for most users. But is this the case with Fedora Core?
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Highly questionable review!
by Anonymous on Thu 13th Nov 2003 10:24 UTC

No problems whatsoever with Java (rpms via http://www.jpackage.org), Flash (Warren Togami's semi-official rpms from http://macromedia.mplug.org/), add-ons from http://fedora.us and mp3 and multi-media from http://rpm.livna.org

The way to work-around the IMO rare stale-locks problem with RPM is "rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db.* ; rpm -vv --rebuilddb" after stopping/killing all package utilities. No reboot required.