Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Oct 2007 15:34 UTC, submitted by te_lanus
SuSE, openSUSE OpenSUSE 10.3 has been released today. "This version contains new beautiful green artwork, KDE 3.5.7 and parts of KDE 4, SUSE-polished GNOME 2.20, a GTK version of YaST, a new 1-click-install technology, MP3 support out-of-the-box, new and redesigned YaST modules, compiz and compiz fusion advances, virtualisation improvements, OpenOffice.org 2.3, Xfce 4.4.1, and much more!"
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Install logic considered bad
by NorthWay on Sun 7th Oct 2007 02:57 UTC
NorthWay
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2007-02-22

(With apologies to Dijkstra)
How is it possible to get the most fundamental part _so_ out of whack?

I spent at least two hours trying to persuade 10.3 to upgrade my 10.2 install.
- first of all it doesn't see my mirrored reiser drives as valid targets and you have to tell it to use it
- second it complains that the x64 version is different from the x32 version (ok, so it is, but when am I supposed to be able to upgrade to a 64bit version then? Don't tell me to install from scratch please)
- third it takes _ages_ to think about the dependencies (it feels like a O(N^2) or at least O(x*NlogN) routine at work). I'm talking about minutes before presenting me with a list
- fourth it keeps looping me through failing dependencies with only small or no differences in what it keeps complaining about. This can drive a man insane (remember that the previous point applies for each time it fails). In the end I gave up and booted back to 10.2.

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