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Re: [SLE] SuSE 7.0 - I'm not at all impressed...
- From: mha@xxxxxxxx (Michael Hasenstein)
- Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 13:53:42 -0700
- Message-id: <39D50156.73203220@xxxxxxxx>
BjÃ¸rn Tore Sund wrote:
> Having received the SuSE 7.0 professional in the mail on Tuesday,
> I've so far installed it twice, on two different machines, using
> the two different install programs (yast2 and yast1).
> 1. Yast2 is still relatively useless for anyone who fiddles with
> the package-configuration. In particular, I miss yast1's
> ability to detect package conflicts, and I found no function
> to save and load an established configuration. The excellent
> hardware detection helps when I install on laptops (which happens
> once per month or so, on average), but I'm forced to first do a
> minimal installation and then use yast1 to postinstall packages.
> This means it's useless when I'm to upgrade my 30 desktop
> machines all in one go - I need to spend too much time in front
> of each machine.
You're using the wrong tool. If you do that many installations have a
look at 'alice', a SuSE tool for automating a large number of
installations. It's included in the Prof. Edition.
> I dislike the fact that Tekram's driver for their 390U2W SCSI-card
> isn't included (it's been out for ages). Having to compile new
> kernels on a variety of different machines is a pain, but now it's
> got to be done. I'd hoped 7.0 would prevent the need. But there
> isn't even a precompiled kernel with both SMP and AMP support.
AMP or is it APM?
Forwarded to the responsible person. 'Isn't even' is a litle tough, the
number of SMP machines where you'd want to enable APM is tiny. I'd
certainly NEVER add APM to a production system. And how many people have
> I have to postpone my upgrade at least until I see fixes to yast1
> (or yast2). I may skip the upgrade completely, and I may go look
> for a distribution with installation software that works. But I
> have no intention of doing an upgrade with what SuSE has given me
> now. Too much work, too much wasted time.
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