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Re: [tlug] Mandrake vs. Red Hat

>>>>> "Matt" == Matt Doughty <> writes:

    Matt> At the point I have to go find and download 15+ RPMs in
    Matt> order to install a package I might as well be rolling from
    Matt> source.

And how about us poor upstream maintainers?  I bet I'm not the only
one who is dead sick and tired of "I downloaded the $yr_app_here RPM
from and rpm says `missing dependencies'.  Help me!"

Like, call Red Hat's help line, 1-800-FSC-KOFF, OK?

    Matt> The problem is they have munged up etc a bit to make there
    Matt> [GUI] tools work.

Oh, c'mon, that has nothing to do with GUI, and everything to do with
package management.  Try find /etc -name '[0-9][0-9]*' on a late-model
Debian system.  Yikes!

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