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 _IS_ solving dependencies automatic
by Adrian on Sun 15th Sep 2002 09:44 UTC

If ne1 had read the pages around the screenshots, you have noticed that YaST _IS_ solving dependencies automaticly (okay you can switch this off now).

_BUT_ this yast can handle different sources. And there will be always some conflicting packages (you can not install two MTA's on one system, for example), so you need a way to solve this by hand. No one want to removed his main mailserver automaticaly for example (like some other tools are doing, if you have bad luck).