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Re: [opensuse] Can someone explain SLICK
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 09:14:44 +0200
  • Message-id: <e1i9d4$7u3$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
HG wrote:

> At some point you need to upgrade something big and it is only
> possible by upgrading the whole distribution.

Agree, occasionaly I do so too. Perhaps every other year or so. I'm
still running a base distro of 7.1 on some systems (1 maybe 2). Of
course with all kinds of updates to critical software.

> Kynaptic seems to make this selection much wider.

Kynaptic is Debians Synaptic for KDE, right? I can't say if it widens
your choice a lot - personally, I've only very rarely had a need
for software not found @SUSE, but our requirements could be
quite different.
But I do download many things directly and just build from scratch.

> There is already too
> much to configure with the current Linux softwares, we can just use
> all our time to compile source code and then configure the software -
> we never have the time to use them. :-(

I was just responding to your initial claim that SUSE was the problem
and that you had to reinstall to run some minor application. If you've
had time to reinstall, you would probably have had time to recompile.
And the latter is surely a lot less intrusive.

/Per Jessen, Zurich

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