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Re: [opensuse-factory] Bug 177758
  • From: Martin Schlander <suse@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 14:47:17 +0200
  • Message-id: <200605231447.17780.suse@xxxxxxxxxx>
tirsdag 23 maj 2006 14:11 skrev Henne Vogelsang:
> Everything else is working pretty flawlesly. Can we agree on that?
>
> This is bad but not unfixable.

Flawlessly? I'm sorry but we can't agree on that. Those are easily the most
serious bugs - but there are a lot of smaller irritations - and though I'm
not a developer or a genius I'm a pretty experienced SUSE user I think -
what's irritating to me will be completely unacceptable and incomprehensible
to most noobs.

Here's a quick list of issues that bother me - some of which have already been
fed to bugzilla in beta-state.

* there are serious problems with: right click on rpm > Open with Software
Installer / actions > Install package with YaST

* you can't add a simple directory containing rpms as a source to yast - which
was never a problem before

* YaST gives no information when it's downloading or refreshing repodata
making inexperienced users think it's frozen. For inspiration on how to
handle this I would look at the smart -gui which tells you what's downloaded,
how much, from where, at what speed etc.

* The issue with repos not being digitally signed. The warning message keeps
popping up - no matter how many times you tell it "don't show this message
agian".

* Maybe this one is me being stupid - but if you have services added, but not
subscribed to - it seems to me that zen/rug still parses metadata for those.
And I've even had rug ask me for a cd when the cd catalog was unsubscribed
and factory added and subscribed to (it was during betas, but it's not fixed
yet). I thought that added / subscribed-unsubscribed were the equivalents to
added/activated-deactivated in yast - but that's not the case apparently.

* Also you can't seem to have more instances of packagemanagement running -
don't know if this is intentional, and has to be this way. But it certainly
was no problem to have "installation souces" and "software management" open
at the same time in earlier releases, for example.

* If you add sources to yast they're automatically added to zen/rug - but this
doesn't work the other way around.

I don't know what the long term strategy is - but if yast sw and zen are
supposed to coexist in the long run I'd like some kind of central
repo-management module in which you could add, remove, deactivate, refresh
etc. all the repos, with selections for all frontends.

I'll probably think of more as soon as I click send - but these are issues I
could currently think of.

Martin / cb400f

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