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Re: [opensuse] 10.2 is turning into a nightmare
  • From: Joseph Loo <jloo@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 19:01:05 -0800
  • Message-id: <45D129F1.5070600@xxxxxxx>
Bryan Tyson wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-02-11 at 21:18 -0800, Ben Kevan wrote:
>> IMO SuSE is a great distro and is only getting more mature with Novell's
>> growing experience in the Open Source market.
>> I myself run SLED 10 and OpenSuSE 10.2 (and previously 9.2, 9.3, 10.0 and even
>> the crippled 10.1).
>> So what were your reasons
> I have only one reason: the excruciatingly slow package management
> system. Overall, OpenSuse is very nice. However, it does not matter how
> nice it is if one must wait half an hour or an hour every time one does
> anything with packages. In my opinion, if the package system is
> unusable, the distro is unusable.
> Strange, I used Suse from 6.0-9.2 and the package system was great for
> all those years. Why did the developers decide it had to be changed? Do
> they not realize how much worse it is than it used to be, and worse than
> practically every other distro?
> Bryan
Under 10.1 I have to agree you are right. But under 10.2 opensuse, the
package manager runs pretty quick most of the time. My only problem is
that I have to open so many repositories and in competiton with so many


Joseph Loo

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