DesktopLinux: Singing the OpenSUSE Package Manager Blues
May 25, 2006, 00:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"My current favorite desktop Linux is OpenSUSE 10.1. I can say
all kinds of good things about it, except when it comes to the
package manager. Unfortunately, the package manager, which the
administration tool YaST uses for adding new programs and updating
old ones, currently has serious problems.
"The default package management software in SUSE 9 and 10 was
YOU (YaST online update) in YaST2 and the susewatcher system tray
applet. This, however, has been replaced by Libzypp in 10.1..."