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Re: [opensuse-factory] Conflicts only resolvable one by one?
  • From: Boyd Lynn Gerber <gerberb@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 12:32:19 -0700
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.63.0603221224580.29898@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> Martin Schlander <suse@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > On Tuesday 21 March 2006 09:48, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
> >> Andreas Vetter <vetter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> >> > I just tried to install as many packages as possible and found something
> >> > very annoying: Conflicts are only shown one at a time. You can not solve
> >> > several conflicts at a time like before.
> >> >
> >> > Should I file a bug or is this intended behaviour?
> >> Please file a bug,
> > I have a similar question.
> >
> > I chose to install xmms with yast sw (beta8) - apparently xmms depends on
> > xmms-lib which is also installed. This is all very nice - except in earlier
> > versions of SL you would be informed of dependencies before they're installed
> > - enabling you to change your mind - or at least know what's going on before
> > it's too late.
> >
> > Is this behaviour a bug or is it intended? - that dependencies are installed
> > automatically without "consulting" the user beforehand.
>
> It will stay this way for 10.1.

To me this is a major show stopper. I can understand the desire to get
10.1 out, but with all the problems and troubles. I really think the
schedule needs to be revised. Till all the issue with this updater are
fixed. 10.1 should not ship!!!! Doing this will have major impact. I
have finally convinced some people to really look at SUSE Linux. If they
have to see 10.1 in it's current state, they will jump to something else.
They may even consider staying with... As I see this and with my testing.
Things just do not work. I would rather undo the updater and get 10.1 out
or accept the fact that it is not ready for prime time and change the
schedule to allow for proper testing and fixing the broken product.

Far more harm than good can/will come from the existing issues/features
that will be undon in 10.2.

> > I prefer the old way. Though I'm aware that some users panic when yast asks
> > them any questions whatsoever.
> >
> > Of course in the xmms case it's not important - but if I (or some other user)
> > were to by accident install some GNOME-package and thus installaing 100s of
> > megs of dependencies without warning it would be a problem.
>
> I'd like to discuss this and similar issues once we have 10.1 out, so
> that we can plan on what to do for 10.2...

Sorry but I think it needs to be done now and a new schedule for 10.1.
See above!

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Boyd Gerber <gerberb@xxxxxxxxx>
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