Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Jul 2005 12:30 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE SuSE 9.3 is the most polished and easy to use release from SuSE. It goes a long way in dispelling the notion that Linux is not ready for the desktop. It is a comprehensive release with enhanced hardware detection and configuration and an exhaustive suite of available applications.
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RE: jt
by orestes on Fri 8th Jul 2005 15:35 UTC in reply to "jt"
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so can you rpm/whatever upgrade your whole system?
I've done it with both smartpm and yum.

can you simulate upgrades to see what will happen?
I seem to recall both yum and smartpm running a test install before doing the real thing.

can you downgrade with rpm/whatever?
try the --oldversion switch

can you mix and match with rpm?
Sometimes. I could say the exact same thing about deb based distros.

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RE[2]: jt
by on Fri 8th Jul 2005 15:46 in reply to "RE: jt"
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as i said rpm/whatevertool gets better everyday, plenty of info contained in rpms to make use of and handle things better but it has taken time to get rpm up to where it should be...

So did you do this a year ago? three years ago? i have been doing all this with apt for years...

so can you go from say for example mandrak 9.2 to 10.1 using rpm? then if you dont like can you go back down to 9.2? can you mix some stuff from 9.2 with 10.1?
that is the functionality i am talking about!

how scriptable is rpm?

and there are tons of tools that go with apt/dpkg like deborphan to find packages that you no longer need, apt-cacher whichh is a great tool to use which basically downloads a needed apt package one time and then other machines on your network automatically get the package from that machine if it needs it instead of hitting the internet and does all this tranparently for the most part.... i could go on with my fud but as I said rpm is getting betetr everyday....

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RE[3]: jt
by on Fri 8th Jul 2005 15:51 in reply to "RE[2]: jt"
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> so can you go from say for example
> mandrak 9.2 to 10.1 using rpm?

Yes.

> how scriptable is rpm?

Very much, it's even programmable (rpmlib).

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