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Thread: RedHat's Next Release (Post 7.2)

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    jmbrinks
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    RedHat's Next Release (Post 7.2)

    I am a fan of RedHat, and have used numerous verions from 5.2 through 7.2.

    I am just hoping that they incorporate a better RPM program in the next release. I can't stand the dependencies and the troubles of software installation.

    Outside of this I think RedHat rocks.

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    nfallon
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    Re: RedHat's Next Release (Post 7.2)

    I just did some research into installation apps for Linux. There is only one and it is very pricey. Unless Red Hat purchases the app from Install Shield I doubt you'll see anything better in the way of easy installations.

    Neil

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    Re: RedHat's Next Release (Post 7.2)

    Better watch out, JimH will jump all over you!

    Yet I do agree, RPM's are nice in many ways, but are also a pain and I do prefer apt-get. I seriously do prefer having all the crappy dependencies taken care of for me. Some might blame it on newbie lack of knowledge! Yet I disagree....just think they need to add that feature to it and the fact that it should say when a failed dependency does happen, what package it belongs to rather than just the file... :-/

    Aragorn
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

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    nfallon
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    Re: RedHat's Next Release (Post 7.2)

    Better watch out, JimH will jump all over you!

    Yet I do agree, RPM's are nice in many ways, but are also a pain and I do prefer apt-get. I seriously do prefer having all the crappy dependencies taken care of for me. Some might blame it on newbie lack of knowledge! Yet I disagree....just think they need to add that feature to it and the fact that it should say when a failed dependency does happen, what package it belongs to rather than just the file... :-/

    Aragorn

    I didn't realize JimH was running RH. You may have just solved the problem I have been having installing Gnome Basic in my other post in software. I'll have to setup a box with RH and see if it installs.

    Neil

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    Re: RedHat's Next Release (Post 7.2)

    Err, don't know how I might have solved it, but I'd like to know how I might have helped with that!

    Aragorn
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

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    nfallon
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    Re: RedHat's Next Release (Post 7.2)

    Err, don't know how I might have solved it, but I'd like to know how I might have helped with that!

    Aragorn

    It didn't work.

    Neil

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    nfallon
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    Re: RedHat's Next Release (Post 7.2)

    Better watch out, JimH will jump all over you!

    Yet I do agree, RPM's are nice in many ways, but are also a pain and I do prefer apt-get. I seriously do prefer having all the crappy dependencies taken care of for me. Some might blame it on newbie lack of knowledge! Yet I disagree....just think they need to add that feature to it and the fact that it should say when a failed dependency does happen, what package it belongs to rather than just the file... :-/

    Aragorn
    Conectiva uses APT, the automatic RPM packages updater. I'm going to install it tonight to see what it's like.

    Neil



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    jmbrinks
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    Re: RedHat's Next Release (Post 7.2)

    Did you install it, and did it work?

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    nfallon
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    Re: RedHat's Next Release (Post 7.2)

    Did you install it, and did it work?

    It crashed and burned in the middle of the install each time.

    Neil

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    JimH
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    Re: RedHat's Next Release (Post 7.2)

    Don't know about an improved version of RPM, but I have noticed some interesting things from rawhide.

    The next release will be Red Hat 8.0, not another 7.x. Some things it looks like it will have:

    GCC 3.x as the default compiler
    QT & KDE version 3
    Python 2
    XFree86 4.2.0
    Possibly GNOME 2, will probably depend on how well development progesses.
    I expect to see Netscape dumped for Mozilla, although they will probably include it as an optional install for at least one more release.

    Jim H

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