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Re: [opensuse] Goodbye to suse
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2006 19:47:53 -0900
  • Message-id: <200612231947.54048.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 23 December 2006 18:26, Darryl Gregorash wrote:
> Your Mplayer was uninstalled
> because of legal reasons, and Novell/SuSE cannot do much about that, if
> they want to protect their asses and yours from some rather expensive
> lawsuits.

Actually, that is not exactly true.

Novell does not un-install software to protect 3rd party patents.

His Mplayer was un-installed because its dependencies could not
be met. Its that simple. Leaving it there would result in an Mplayer
that was horribly broken.

Newer versions of pre-requsits or needed libraries were installed
but these could not support mplayer.

The two options presented were for him to DECLINE the upgrade, or
go ahead with it and re-install his 3rd party stuff again afterwards.

And the installer DOES indeed ask that question, showing those
packages that can't be updated.

John Andersen
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