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Re: [opensuse] [Fwd: What is the problem - and with whom?]
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 16:34:07 +1100
  • Message-id: <47E73D4F.9050907@xxxxxxxxxx>
Philipp Thomas wrote:
On Mon, 24 Mar 2008 14:36:58 +1100, Basil Chupin wrote:

You know, your response, including the previous one, is typical of the rubbish some people around here feed in answer to questions.

Oh, so it's rubbish now? Thank you for your considerate choice of

That's alright. I could have used stronger language but I am not into unmannerly language.

*I* am supposed to *know* the incompatibilities between repos?! *I* am supposed to know!?

If YaST2 would have listed no repo at all, wouldn't you be one of those
that complained?

Typical reply from those who cannot see the broader picture or think laterally.

So, I am new user, just installed openSUSE, find that there is an entry in the YaST2 for Community Repositories, look inside and see that a few deal with the software I installed, select them, only to find that I have a problem when zypper tries to update/upgrade my system.

Oh, you would like us giving a big disclaimer every time you choose a
repo reminding you of the possible pitfalls?


See response above.

I just sincerely hope that the new version of zypper planned for v11.0 is as intelligent as smart.

Oh, like installing updates for a different architecture, i.e.
installing 32bit i586 packages on x86_64?


Zypper can't know that smart GUI won't start with the newer python-gtk
package. It's the task of the packager of that python-gtk package to
ensure compatibility. So if a package breaks something, complain to the
person(s) that built the package, not those offering and maintaining the

Oh, is this why the Repositories in YaST2 have different version numbers for 32- and 64-bit systems?

The Repositories in openSUSE are unable to check that there are differences in what is being provided to the users of openSUSE?

Somewhere there is a, "Communications Breakdown" (Roy Orbison).


If you really want to know, you won't ask me.

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