Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!


  Search this Thread
Old 09-20-2003, 12:00 AM   #1
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: So. Cal.
Distribution: Slack 11
Posts: 1,737

Rep: Reputation: 46
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 09-20-2003, 12:08 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Salt Lake City, UT - USA
Distribution: Gentoo ; LFS ; Kubuntu
Posts: 12,612

Rep: Reputation: 68
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 09-20-2003, 12:11 AM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: So. Cal.
Distribution: Slack 11
Posts: 1,737

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 46
Yea the subject title looks that way, lol.
Old 09-20-2003, 12:43 AM   #4
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Edison, NJ
Distribution: Fedora, Mac OS X
Posts: 313

Rep: Reputation: 30
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.

Old 09-20-2003, 01:10 AM   #5
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
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 Debian was kinda outdated.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, 01:36 AM   #6
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: So. Cal.
Distribution: Slack 11
Posts: 1,737

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 46
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, 06:17 PM   #7
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 102

Rep: Reputation: 15
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, 11:59 PM   #8
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Wichita, KS
Distribution: Heavily modified Redhat
Posts: 194

Rep: Reputation: 30
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 09-21-2003, 12:49 AM   #9
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: Miami, FL
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 184

Rep: Reputation: 30
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 09-21-2003, 12:56 AM   #10
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: wisconsin -- The Badger state
Distribution: gentoo
Posts: 654

Rep: Reputation: 30
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, 06:58 AM   #11
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Malaysia
Distribution: Slackware 12.1 & ArchLinux
Posts: 87

Rep: Reputation: 15
I left red-hat since version 7.0 and tried slack
Old 09-21-2003, 07:02 AM   #12
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Distribution: Ubuntu & Arch
Posts: 3,503

Rep: Reputation: 57
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, 11:15 AM   #13
Registered: May 2003
Location: S.W. Ohio
Distribution: Ubuntu, OS X
Posts: 760

Rep: Reputation: 30
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, 11:08 PM   #14
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: The Cold North
Distribution: SuSE 9.1
Posts: 1,289

Rep: Reputation: 46
I just left
Old 09-23-2003, 12:55 AM   #15
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Batam
Distribution: Ubuntu 10 And Linux Mint
Posts: 414

Rep: Reputation: 30
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.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Quit spotslayer Linux - Wireless Networking 1 06-20-2004 01:29 AM
installers quit benazonafunk Linux - General 4 08-25-2003 06:12 PM
Help!! ..X quit hyd_lin Linux - Software 0 06-10-2003 08:22 AM
Modem quit working in Redhat 8.0 Glock Shooter Linux - General 18 01-22-2003 10:48 PM
redhat v.7.3 re-install quit B4 finish- cannot get back in2 Windoz or Linux random Linux - Newbie 8 07-04-2002 09:06 PM > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:21 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration