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Re: [SLE] Mandrake
- From: jebs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Jason)
- Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 14:35:28 +0000 (UTC)
- Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0007041402290.6024-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
You'll have to forgive me for my arrogant nature, if in fact I am
incorrect in stating the following comments.
But, I only base these issues on real life experiences.
The RPM problem is not really a problem, because SuSE often releases a
SuSE ready RPM of just 'bout everything. But, an older SuSE manual does
highlight this problem. It has do with file locations/naming
conventions (if I recollect correctly) that SuSE imposes (for which
RedHat/Mandrake imposes others..) Just take a look at www.rpmfind.net -
there's an rpm specifically for redhat, mandrake, and SuSE.
And you can't always afford to use YaST! My 486 takes around 45secs to
start it - and that's not anti-productive for me.. (I think of things this
way - YaST is a luxury, and you won't find it in other distros, so
don't depend on it!. Stick to generic tools, and you'll be able to
administer any linux distro.)
In relation to the Pentium optimized packages, perhaps core components are
provided in pentium-optimized AND 486 form, but I can't understand how all
packages can be 'pentium ready' and then run on a 486? And I don't believe
there are 2 versions of every RPM on the ISO.
Consider Mandrake for a moment - its retail distribution won't run on
anything less than Pentium. (This is not the case with RedHat, btw)
But now Mandrake release a 486-based ISO, in addition to the i586, so
Mandrake runs on i486 & i586.
If i'm wrong in stating any of this, PLEASE YELL AT ME!
On Tue, 20 Jun 2000, Rob Davies wrote:
> just a few questions in relation to this posting, I appologise for my
> ignorance in advance.
> I am new to Linux about 6months into it, I have used a few distros and
> have found SuSE to be the most compliant with my working environ, seems
> to be a little quicker and stable than a few others I've used, with the
> exception of XFree86 4.0, but I will persevere, it is the first time I
> have tried installing XFree86 4.0 on any distro anyway. I find it is
> just a lot of little things SuSE does really well or just does, most
> stable I have found with KDE inclusive of setup.
> > I'd have to agree with you on that one - i've been using Mandrake for
> > the past year, and there are many things I like about SuSE, but more
> > that I love about Mandrake.
> I had trouble trying to get the install started, mind you it was a iso
> I borrowed from someone that he burnt so it may have been contaminated.
> > For one thing, rpms are most often found in redhat-ready form, and
> > mandrake happily works with those; the same can't be said for SuSE...
> > I know I could dnld the tarred archives, but why think twice when
> > you've got all the administration benefits of rpm.
> I use yast and it seems to not have any problems thus far, and if there
> is it usuallly gives an answer on how to solve it.
> > Then theres the pentium optimized packages - I mean, should pentium
> > users be burdeoned by ancient 486-only optimizations?
> mine actually states that it is 2.2.14 (i586) is this not pentium optimised, my
> understanding it is. SuSE localhost home page in netscape. In output
> from XFree it states 2.2.14 i686 elf.
> > I feel SuSE should adopt a similar strategy - release a Pentium optimized
> > ISO, and a conventional 486 edition. Well at least Mandrake's thoughtful
> > enough..
> I thought they had.
> Rob Davies
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