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[Bug 715427] New: discouraging sw_single to new users ..
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  • Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2011 09:06:56 +0000
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Summary: discouraging sw_single to new users ..
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.4
Version: Factory
Platform: Other
OS/Version: Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Critical
Priority: P5 - None
Component: YaST2
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: nettezzaumanaa@xxxxxxxxx
QAContact: jsrain@xxxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101

Hello there,

my apologies for this kind of *semi-bugreport but i have to do it.

I experienced *many times, that new users - for example giving a chance to suse
from another distro - are discouraged in first days by using yast's sw_single.

sw_single reports in many cases broken deps while zypper is okay .. i
experienced everything including broken system after updating|installing
packages with yast, newcomers muttering that `suse never more` and so ..

the problem is, that we - suse old-skulls - are NOT using system in this way ..
we know where to push, we're using zypper, we just do things faraway
differently then someone knowing one year ubuntu and trying now suse ..

i don't trust anymore to sw_single and i propose to drop it and re-code yast
module by *GUIing zypper.

i'm sure that once you'll go and test it - once you'll play up yourself as
you're newbie - you'll get to troubles *immediately. it's always reproducible

please, don't close this bug because it's unclear and ambiguous or you just
don't want to admit that it could be true.

i tell you - at least 66% of BFU folks who are giving chance to suse are
discouraged in first days by using sw_single: it's REALITY and we must face to

regards, daniel

ps. i put there *critical severity because we are loosing the most of newcomers
due to the this.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

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