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Fedora Core 4 (New Meaning to Dependancy hell)

Posted 12-20-2005 at 06:15 PM by carl0ski

i want to do something very simple
but fedora makes it rediculously difficult,
in a sense almost working against me.

i want to install this rpm
fglrx64_6_8_0-8.16.20-1.x86_64.rpm

dependancy hell is the result (i actually thought someone made this up since Mandrake never had it)

Yum is flakey at best it lacks, speed efficiency and user friendliness.
yum install
yum localinstall
refuse to install it
Total download size: 47 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
unsigned package fglrx64_6_8_0-8.16.20-1.x86_64.rpm
[root@carlos ~]#
In comparison urpmx
urpmi - "installs remote.rpms local.rpms anything in one step"
urpme - "removes stated package and its dependencies"


rpm -i
as i expected gives redundacy hell

Add Remove Software is an extremely flakey piece of software.
Lacks flexibility and a stand out bug/issue with it programming allows you to remove denpendencies,
without automatically removing or warning of those rpms that depend on them.

In comparison RPMdrake allows this and APT-get on SuSE is also fair more polished. although lack easy to use groups as in Fedora, the groups allow you install any program available in the Repos as RedHat calls them


Conclusion

Suse and Mandriva are definetly the right choice
Fedora isnt really suited to anyone who wishes to install software on it or plain use it for anything bar a server.
Permanent (locked) office station or kiosk would suit it.
but personal computer destroy the disc and burn it (piro).

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