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Re: [opensuse] Goodbye to suse
  • From: Boyd Lynn Gerber <gerberb@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2006 08:53:21 -0700
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0612240840030.30478@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 23 Dec 2006, John wrote:
> I made the mistake of upgrading to openSUSE 10.2 and now I'm regretting
> it big time. Mplayer was uninstalled by the upgrade, and none of my
> multimedia apps work cause of file format patents, from what I can tell
> by the big warning about patents on a Novell web page. I never saw or
> heard a peep out of Novell about patents before this Microsoft "deal". I
> think Novell got shafted by Microsoft. Time will tell, especially if MS
> ends up acquiring Red Hat (heaven forbid the financial experts are wrong).
> Why in the heck did openSUSE 10.2 have to remove a perfectly functioning
> Mplayer and leave me with a broken Kaffeine (which worked great before)
> and broken Noatun and broken XMMS, etc. I can't play any video formats
> now or burn any CDs. This is really pitiful.

Because you did not add the repo. It is your mistake. I did upgrades to
3 10.0 and 8 10.1 systems. All I had to do was have all the additional
repos and everything was upgraded. I had downloaded everything from the
ftp. So my install had the following.

You have to all all repo's you used like guru or packmam. The packman
above was a ftp from

You have to add all the repo's to get a complete upraded. You would need
a similar to install fresh you 10.0 or 10.1. If you do not have all your
installation sources then they may be deleted.

> I'm really disgusted with what this upgrade has done. And why so many
> file updating programs? There's Yast, Yum, Smart, openSUSE Update,
> Synaptic, and a few more I can't remember at the moment. How in the
> world is a Windows user ever gonna convert and deal with so many
> choices? The strangest thing of all is how the documentation compares
> Smart to Yast and Yum and shows how superior it is to both. Then why
> include Yast and Yum anymore? Just provide Smart package manager and be
> done with it. Package management in Linux leaves a lot to be desired,
> compared to Windows Add/Remove Program and Setup programs.

Your own fault because you did not have all repo's needed.

Boyd Gerber <gerberb@xxxxxxxxx>
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