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: I'm Joe user
by Richard on Sun 15th Sep 2002 11:37 UTC

Dependencies

It is something just about all systems do.

The step I listed was a Automatic step done by the system which should only query the user if needs be. 90% of software does not need dependency checking.

Slackware is living proof.

In slackware it is installpkg packagename

No dependency check.
It is neccesary when people don't know what they are doing though but it should be automatic.