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Re: [SLE] An idea for YOU and SUSE
  • From: John Perry <j.e.perry@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 00:14:05 -0500
  • Message-id: <43ED729D.9080205@xxxxxxx>
Allen wrote:

On Friday 10 February 2006 7:04 pm, Bruce Marshall wrote:

On Friday 10 February 2006 16:40, Allen wrote:

I'd like an option in there somewhere where you can tell it not to
display certain updates. Like for the language packs. They take up quite
a bit if screen and I don't need them.

Where are you seeing these 'language' updates?? I just did a YOU update
of about 25 updates and nowhere on the screen did I see anything that I
would consider superfluous.... other than the WAN or nVidia drivers and
although they aren't important to me, they a) are important to many and b)
amount to about 5 line entries.

No, I wouldn't consider your option important.


So because you alone don't seem to have what every installation here has it's not important? It's SUSE 9.3 Professional, and the language packs as I pointed out and for some reason you couldn't comprehend are OOo packages that I don't need, there are around 12 or more of hem and no way to tell it NOT to display it.


I have to agree with Allen, here. When I was at 9.3, there were 50'ish language packs that appeared after I added Russian, French, Italian, and German to my list of languages for OOo, besides the useless nvidia and WLAN updates (I have neither, and no plans for either).
When I went to 10.0, they all disappeared for a while, then suddenly the nvidia and WLAN stuff came back. I haven't had occasion yet to add the language packs to OOo, yet, but I shudder at the thought of bringing back all that crap.
The only thing that makes it bearable is that the real updates seem to appear at the beginning of the list, so I was able to resist reading the whole craplist every time, based on the assurance of one of the list members that real updates will always precede the crap.
Well, usually. I still can't resist scanning the craplist every once in a while to make sure it really is all crap.
John Perry


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