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Re: [opensuse] question about zypper dup
  • From: Cristian Rodríguez <crrodriguez@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 22:32:13 -0300
  • Message-id: <4964061D.2010305@xxxxxxx>
Amedee Van Gasse escribió:

I have a question about zypper. I find that it works very similar to
apt-get/aptitude in Debian/Ubuntu or emerge in Gentoo,

Similar if a pear can be compared to apples.. yes :-D

Why does zypper work that way, in contrast to emerge and aptitude?

It is a very well known "feature", a design decision that has drawbacks
and advantanges.

Also what happens when one package depends on another but one of them
fails to download when the other is already installed? It looks like I
can skip a package when it fails to download, but perhaps I don't want
that, perhaps I want it to abort the entire installation or update?

"We have art in order not to die of the truth" - Friedrich Nietzsche

Cristian Rodríguez R.
Software Developer
Platform/OpenSUSE - Core Services
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH
Research & Development

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