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Re: [suse-kde] openoffice problem with kde3.3
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 23:57:24 +0200
  • Message-id: <200408262357.25016.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 26 August 2004 23:50, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> Anders,
>
> On Thursday 26 August 2004 14:25, Anders Johansson wrote:
> > On Thursday 26 August 2004 23:23, Dave O'Reilly wrote:
> > > Another quick question....
> > >
> > > if SuSE find that this is a bug in their release of KDE3.3 and
> > > subsequently fix it and do another release into the
> > > ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/...../supplent/KDE/yast-source directory. Will
> > > YAST online update realise that this source has changed and notify me
> > > that there's a new version available, or will I have to check
> > > manually and perform a manual update?
> >
> > online update won't look at your supplementary sources
>
> He asked about YaST Install and Remove, not YOU.

I'm sorry, I guess I was fooled by his use of the words "will YAST online
update realise....."

>
> > Use something saner, like red carpet or apt instead of yast to update
> > your kde. It's just much easier.
>
> You keep suggesting the great superiority of red carpet or apt, but you
> never say why. I've seen some indications of problems from people who've
> gone the apt route. In general, I need some pretty compelling reasons to
> abandon the software configuration management supplied by the vendor of
> the distribution I'm using. And I have concerns about how well such
> alternatives would integrate with other system software. After all,
> installation support and configuration management are a good bit of the
> value added by a commercial distribution.
>
> If I was a hardcore do-it-yourselfer (as regards my Linux installation,
> specifically), then I'd build everything myself and ignore the
> distributions, but that's not how I want to spend my time...

Tell you what: install it on a hobby machine and give it a spin, then get back
to me. Red Carpet is three rpms, no configuration needed. Just give it a try

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