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Re: [opensuse] 10.2 is turning into a nightmare
  • From: Russell Jones <russell.jones@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 10:22:29 +0000
  • Message-id: <45D19165.8060501@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Don Raboud wrote:
On Monday 12 February 2007 11:48, Bryan Tyson wrote:
On Sun, 2007-02-11 at 19:13 -0800, J Sloan wrote:
all systems here are running better than any
previous release of linux I've tried.
I think it runs just fine. I have no complaints about how it runs. My
objection is that to install one measly package takes so long I have to
go away and do something else while it scans the repositories.

Just for clarity, in 10.2 you can choose from several package management systems. Under YaST->Software Management->Patterns both

Enterprise Software Management (ZENworks Linux Management)
and openSUSE Software Management

are available. The first one is essentially the same as from 10.1 and I agree with you it is still ridiculously slow.

However I've found the openSUSE Software Management choice works quite well and is *much* faster than ZEN and friends.

How do you set it up so that packages can be installed in a normal length of

I don't know what you consider a normal length of time, but I just fired up YaST -> Software management and it took 36 seconds to scan the repositories and bring up the installation screen (I have 5 listed, one set to refresh). I imagine there is still room for improvement here, but this is by no means a showstopper for me.

And why does it not come that way by default?

Unfortunately the installation defaults to the Enterprise version. From your complaints it sounds like you went with the default. (correct?)
I know you've said you've gotten rid of 10.2 for these reasons, but if you like it otherwise, you might to try it again, and avoid ZEN and company.

So why is ZEN the default? Will it be so in 10.3? Or will ZEN run at a reasonable speed by then (and I don't mean because "computers have got faster" ;-) )

Russell Jones

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