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Re: [opensuse] smart documentation rewrite
  • From: Kai Ponte <kai@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 21:05:18 -0700
  • Message-id: <MTAwMDAwMS54cjR0aQ.1207198132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 02 April 2008 05:43:50 pm Sam Clemens wrote:
Sunny wrote:
On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 11:57 AM, Cristian Rodríguez <crrodriguez@xxxxxxx>
wrote:
Will be nice if you can create a similar document for zypper and
contribute your time to the cause ;) .. smart is a third party solution
and is broken enough to avoid reccommending it at all.

Cristian,
would you be so kind to show some examples of how "smart is broken
enough"? And how zypper is better?

This is a 10.1 system...which has not been updated once since
10.1 was installed (in September 2006 in a tent out in the
middle of the Iraqi desert) ...because I can't.

I should have 10.3 on this system in a couple of days -- then
I'll be happy.

yes, zypper/yast (whatever it is called) seems to be fixed more or less enough
on 10.3 to abandon smart for the most part.

It still isn't as quick in searching packages and doesn't update without a few
tweaks (removing the auto-update when opening YaST and incorporating a cron
job to update when you're not trying to do something else) but it works.

In fact, this laptop doesn't even have smart.


Yes, I see zypper improving over the time, but still smart works
better for me on all my opensuse machines (excluding the one-click
install, which I do not use anyway).

that is a cool trick. I wish it were more prevelant and smoother.



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