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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Dependency issues...
by Matthew Gardiner on Sun 15th Sep 2002 01:56 UTC

I'm running Redhat 7.3 and recently upgraded to Mozilla 1.1, now, when I rpm -Uvh *.rpm I was told that a package relied on Mozilla .9.9. Now, may people at this forum would chuck a hissie fit over it. Personally, I find it refreshing knowing that when I install foo.rpm, if the package I am replacing will work with other applications that rely on it. Since the only conflict I had was with galeon, which is not Mozilla 1.1 ready, I simply uninstalled galeon, re-did rpm -Uvh *.rpm and everything went through smoothly.

Dependencies are not hell if you actually read the warning and take the advice onboard.

As for the unsability advice. I work in the IT world. People do not read. Heck, you might as well get rid of the help files and titles under the icons because no **** user reads them. Tell a user to double click on Internet Explorer, you get a doppy huh? tell them to double click on the "e" icon, then they get it.

People are stupid by default. Unfortunately, unless they are willing to move from stupidity to semi-literate user, you can tweak, modify, re-jiggy etc with the UI and it won't make a brass-wazoo of difference, because at the end of the day, the person is still the same idiot and will find a way of screwing something up, even though you have done your best to stop it from happening.