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Re: [SLE] SUSE future
  • From: Fred <frederic@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 08:20:14 +0100
  • Message-id: <200503220820.14599.frederic@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Le Mardi 22 Mars 2005 07:31, Allen a écrit :
> I use SUSE every day, and I am not afraid to defend it against people who
> think it's a wuss distro because it has a GUI tool set / application like
> YAST2.... To me it seems YAST2 is the absolute best admin tool ever made
> for ANY OS.
errr... it's definitely the slower admin tool that exist for installing new RPMs !
What's the point of rewriting all the system config even if the package doesn't influence
some parts of the system config ?

Let's say you like D4X and want to install it.
Open Konqueror with this link :
ftp://rpmfind.net/linux/SuSE-Linux/i386/9.2/suse/i586/d4x-2.5.0-2.1.i586.rpm

click on install with Yast

1- Yast starts (30seconds)
2- D4X is installed (20 seconds)
3- Yast update ALL the system configuration (Apache, X, Sound, etc) (30 seconds)

Total : 80 seconds to install for a small RPM package of 2,53Mo !

And it's getting worse if you have several RPM to install, system config will be updated each time :-(

Ok, don't tell me "use apt" ! I want my grand mother to use Yast to manage her RPMs so she's not gonna
learn apt command lines

(snipp)
> On Free BSD I can type pkgadd -r naim
>
or "urpmi" on Mandrake

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