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Re: ESR: Goodbye Fedora



On Thu, 22 Feb 2007, Sam Varshavchik wrote:

Not sure I understand what you're trying to say. If you want to know why seven years ago (or so) none of that was necessary, it was simply because things were much simpler back then. Red Hat Linux fit on a single CD. There were maybe 2-3 errata updates per week. There weren't really any external repositories. No Extras, no Livna. Interpackage dependencies were much more simples. 99.9% of the time, downloading the errata and running rpm -F was all that was needed.

Two things:

Maybe not 7 years ago, but in the 7.x versions of RHL lots of people critizied the fact the installing rpms normally gave errors on dependencies which had to then be fixed by looking for the missing package (if you happen to find out which one it is) and install it, hoping this one will not race for a new package it depends on.

Second, rpm -F didn't always work.

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