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: This review...
by Eugenia on Sun 15th Sep 2002 04:51 UTC

>Jeez people whatever happened to reading a man page?

Users should never read man and help pages to install an application. Package managers should ALWAYS be *dead simple*. Package managers were created for these "dumb" users, the rest of us can do with the command line. Exactly because they were made for these "dumb" user, the managers should be self-explanatory to use too.

No one ever had to read the help of InstallShield or the .pkg of MacOSX or the .pkg of BeOS or the also great, QNX app manager. YaST2 should be easy to use too.