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Old 09-19-2003, 11:00 PM   #1
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I Quit Redhat :(

Ive had it with redhat, it just seems like to much useless crap and the dam rpm never works right, endless dependency problems its much easier installing from command line. Im looking at Slack or some other smaller distro. but Redhat was ok to get familiar with linux.
Old 09-19-2003, 11:08 PM   #2
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I thought you were confessing you worked for RedHat and had quit your job!

Well, good luck with your next solution (I love it when they call things like that "solutions" ).

Old 09-19-2003, 11:11 PM   #3
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Yea the subject title looks that way, lol.
Old 09-19-2003, 11:43 PM   #4
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Re: I Quit Redhat :(

Originally posted by BajaNick
endless dependency problems
Try Gentoo, then. No dependency problems, but you might have other issues installing it.

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I did the same, just about two weeks ago. I went to Mandrake, didn't like it (similar problems and it even started to freeze, the graphics was so slow etc).

Then I went to Slackware, Debian, SuSe (SuSe never found my net card so I could nto set it up). Slackware and Debian were fun, Slackware was really up-to-date and fast, but kinda hard to setup. Debian was kinda outdated.

I ended with Gentoo, which I just installed last night and today, and it is really great. I would definitely suggest that. Building it takes long time---even from stage 3. You must recompile EVERYTHING (almost), even kde, which alone takes like a day. But I had no problems building stuff here, as I had problems in every other distribution so far. And it is incredibly fast and nice, I really love it. I don't think it's any harder to install gentoo than anything else almost, just a little time consuming (but intellectually not too tough). read instructions on the net, that helps.
Old 09-20-2003, 12:36 AM   #6
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Yea, I think i might install Slack on one drive and gentoo on the other. I just need to figure out how the heck i got my bios to boot from the dam cdrom last time.
Old 09-20-2003, 05:17 PM   #7
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Re: I Quit Redhat :(

You might like Debian. apt automagically deals with package dependencies for you - if you type "apt-get install foo", and foo depends on bar, apt will install both foo & bar for you.
Old 09-20-2003, 10:59 PM   #8
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I use Redhat, but I don't use rpm anymore. Anytime I need a package, I get the tarball and compile it myself. I can't remember the last time I used rpm. I think it was to uninstall XFree 4.2 (from the Redhat disk) and install 4.3 (from tarballs). I've upgraded a major portion of the software I originally installed from the Redhat disk, including the kernel (going to 2.6!), X, Emacs, KDE (I really don't use it that much), and Mozilla.
Old 09-20-2003, 11:49 PM   #9
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If you've got i686 machine, go to Arch, its like Gentoo on steroids, much easier to setup and runs faster as well. Be warned though it wont run on anything less than i686. It's an awesome distro, still very beta, but I loved every minute of it.
Old 09-20-2003, 11:56 PM   #10
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I'll third gentoo I love it and if your playing with beta kernels their forums have some of the best support for that ive seen, though with 2.6 lately it seems like theres barely a need for it
Old 09-21-2003, 05:58 AM   #11
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I left red-hat since version 7.0 and tried slack
Old 09-21-2003, 06:02 AM   #12
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I'll tell you, RedHat's GUI rpm tools are horrible. They always crash and don't work and everything that can go wrong will go wrong however; RedHat and Apt are a great combo. Installing packages was never easier.
Old 09-21-2003, 10:15 AM   #13
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I agree with Crashed_Again, Red Hat and apt are the way to go. No more dependency hell. If you want to try something else, go for it.
Old 09-22-2003, 10:08 PM   #14
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I just left
Old 09-22-2003, 11:55 PM   #15
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I will stand for redhat for the time being, coz it is seem very stable for me and i never met dependencies as bajanick said.

Maybe i am just lucky this time, i don't know next time, maybe i will switch to debian, suse or maybe slackware.


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