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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RE: Debian vs. Yast
by Dennis Soper on Sun 15th Sep 2002 02:10 UTC

MacOSX and WinNT/2k are also server OSes, and they don't need this kind of package management.

Yeah, right....

I think you have about as much experience administering Windoze boxen on an ongoing, day-to-day basis as you do running SuSE 8.1; i.e., none. I've used and/or administered every flavor of Windoze, many flavors of Linux (my current favorite is Gentoo, which, unlike yesterday's review, seriously rocks), Solaris, OpenVMS, MPE/iX, and several BSDs.

I can say, without *any* hesitation, that the way Windoze manages dependencies has caused me more hassles and frustration-- ".dll hell"-- than all the other OSs combined.