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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cyrilleberger
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2006-02-01

Except that ubuntu has way more packages than fedora (even with fedora-extra), I hardly need to build something myself on ubuntu, while I had to on fedora (or I had to find an external rpm and pray for it to works).

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roastpork Member since:
2006-07-17

More in numbers maybe, but well packaged, up-to-date packages, no way. I much prefer the at least attempted cohesiveness to maintaing "Extras" than the free for all known as Universe, with its outdated, poorly spec'd packages.

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