Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Feb 2007 17:00 UTC, submitted by Darkelve
Fedora Core The following letter was received from Eric S. Raymond, who has sent it to a number of Linux-related publications and mailing lists. It is presented verbatim. "After thirteen years as a loyal Red Hat and Fedora user, I reached my limit today, when an attempt to upgrade one package pitched me into a four-hour marathon of dependency chasing, at the end of which an attempt to get around a trivial file conflict rendered my system unusable."
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by pfortuny on Wed 21st Feb 2007 18:38 UTC
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What's that?

There's something called slackware out there. With that you get what you pay for (well much more) and you get used to taking nothing for granted (which is the opposite of what RH/F leads you into).

Ah, configure make install.

And if it does not work, it is usually **their** problem, I've got other things to do.

What was he doing so special? Trying to run the Messenger?

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