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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YAST ??? !!!
by chicobaud on Sun 15th Sep 2002 06:12 UTC

I use SuSE since... there was no YAST 2 !!
Only YAST 1 was available.

It was a nice package and system manager. I tell you !
I don't see a problem with Joe User. All I see is people not familiar with SuSE and YAST 2 (thuis is intendend to sys admin not average userers)...
YAST 2 must be the best manager (software and system admin) I ever saw.

If you tried YAST 1 you would like this new YAST 2 second generation (too bad they will drop YAST 1 for good (as they say).

Anyway it's better than KPackage and RedHat (absent) package manager all toghether !

Confusion ?? that's only if you can't learn from your own experience and trial and error.