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Re: [opensuse] 13.2 vs Leap vs Tumbleweed
  • From: listreader <suselist@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Feb 2016 19:50:01 -0600
  • Message-id: <20160206195001.5f5dac99@msbhpmain.privatesite>
On Sat, 6 Feb 2016 21:34:25 +0100
Richard Brown wrote:

I state this not only from the legal perspective (Leap 42.1 is
published under the GPLv2) but also a technical one - only the above
repositories are build together, tested together, and therefore should
be assumed to work perfectly together

That assumption is unfortunately invalid. I've been running Leap 42.1
for just a week (switched because of 13.2's recently-introduced bug
960258 for which I couldn't wait for a solution) and I've already come
across stuff like bug 965240 in Leap. The simple solution is a file
from the unofficial OBS devel:languages:perl as the version shipped
in Leap hasn't worked with its intended target since 2014-Feb. The
"official update" version in 13.2 worked fine too, but it was
downgraded to the dead one during the 13.2->42.1 "upgrade".

Very minor bug, yes, but a distribution can't be said to "work
perfectly" if standard user applications (GnuCash) don't run on it out
of the box.

Don't get me wrong, I really *like* Leap so far (especially since it
solved my LUKS problem in 13.2, thank you very much) but there are
things that an ordinary user MUST go outside the official repositories
for. Real life can't wait for an official patch to be released. So
anyone who does actual ordinary useful stuff on Leap must of necessity
be "un-pure".

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