On Sat, 23 Dec 2006, John wrote:
I made the mistake of upgrading to openSUSE 10.2 and now I'm regretting
it big time. Mplayer was uninstalled by the upgrade, and none of my
multimedia apps work cause of file format patents, from what I can tell
by the big warning about patents on a Novell web page. I never saw or
heard a peep out of Novell about patents before this Microsoft "deal". I
think Novell got shafted by Microsoft. Time will tell, especially if MS
ends up acquiring Red Hat (heaven forbid the financial experts are wrong).
Why in the heck did openSUSE 10.2 have to remove a perfectly functioning
Mplayer and leave me with a broken Kaffeine (which worked great before)
and broken Noatun and broken XMMS, etc. I can't play any video formats
now or burn any CDs. This is really pitiful.
Because you did not add the repo. It is your mistake. I did upgrades to
3 10.0 and 8 10.1 systems. All I had to do was have all the additional
repos and everything was upgraded. I had downloaded everything from the
ftp. So my install had the following.
You have to all all repo's you used like guru or packmam. The packman
above was a ftp from
You have to add all the repo's to get a complete upraded. You would need
a similar to install fresh you 10.0 or 10.1. If you do not have all your
installation sources then they may be deleted.
I'm really disgusted with what this upgrade has
done. And why so many
file updating programs? There's Yast, Yum, Smart, openSUSE Update,
Synaptic, and a few more I can't remember at the moment. How in the
world is a Windows user ever gonna convert and deal with so many
choices? The strangest thing of all is how the documentation compares
Smart to Yast and Yum and shows how superior it is to both. Then why
include Yast and Yum anymore? Just provide Smart package manager and be
done with it. Package management in Linux leaves a lot to be desired,
compared to Windows Add/Remove Program and Setup programs.
Your own fault because you did not have all repo's needed.
Boyd Gerber <gerberb(a)zenez.com>
ZENEZ 1042 East Fort Union #135, Midvale Utah 84047
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