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Re: [suse-security] [Fwd: [suse-security-announce] Discontinued SUSE Linux Distribution: 9.2]
  • From: Michael James <Michael.James@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 10:37:31 +1000
  • Message-id: <200609201037.31316.Michael.James@xxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 19 Sep 2006 06:11 pm, Marcus Meissner wrote:
> If you find features lacking in SLES
> but which are in SUSE Linux
> we definitely want to hear about it,
> to improve upon our SLES package set.
> (Of course for some of those we might have
> decided already not to include it,  but in general...)

Lets have a look,
find all ".rpm" files in the 9.3 suse directory = 7493
find all ".rpm" files in SLES9 including all service packs = 4099
find all ".rpm" files in SLES9 CORE and SLES9 SLES = 2384

No wonder I am forever borrowing packages from 9.3
to overcome shortcomings of SLES9.

Usually it's a missing package; dovecot, OpenPBS,

Sometimes it's to update a package;
eg: the SLES9 GD libraries aren't adequate to install bioperl.
so I have to install GD from 9.3,
then update the perl wrappers using CPAN.

I'm so used to not finding a SLES9 version
I would be looking for a solution to providing updates
to the OpenSuSE components within a SLES install.


Michael James michael.james@xxxxxxxx
System Administrator voice: 02 6246 5040
CSIRO Bioinformatics Facility fax: 02 6246 5166

No matter how much you pay for software,
you always get less than you hoped.
Unless you pay nothing, then you get more.

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