Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 14th Sep 2002 22:44 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE From SuSE Linux 8.1 on, YaST2 comes with a new, powerful package manager. It supersedes the classic YaST2 single package selection and integrates the YaST Online Update (YOU) and post-installation add-on selection at the same time. It lays the foundation for supporting multiple installation sources like a traditional set of SuSE CDs, add-on product CDs, patch CDs, FTP servers or even local directories - all of which may contain software packages to install. Specially optimized versions were implemented for both graphical user interface (the YaST2 Qt UI) or text interface (the YaST2 NCurses UI), providing each type of user with the tool that best fits his needs. Read more for the commentary.
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GUI package management
by Anonymous on Sun 15th Sep 2002 00:14 UTC

For me, I have never been able to use any of the GUI package management tools. I get better results from the command line. But that might be reflective of the fact that when I started using Linux there were no GUI or TUI packaging tools. Hell, there weren't any packages as we know them. It was all loosely grouped tarballs.

I'm all for package managers. I just don't use them for myself.