Make sure you install the smart package manager too. Don't use yast as package manager ... it does a poor job at that, sorry to say so. yast is great for adding and/or removing components from the installer DVD, and it's absolutely superb as sysadmin tool ... but as package manager? Nope, sorry.Husse wrote:and I think OpenSuse will be installed soon too.
smart channel --remove-all
smart channel --add smart-channels.txt
smart install IwantThisPackage
actually opensuse is the free version of SLED, fedora is the free version of red hat and as of opensuse 10.3 smart is being removed in favor of yast.n the other hand OpenSuse is the free version of RedHat which is focusing on business - not so much need for multimedia there I suppose.
Wrong. OpenSUSE is Novell's free distro. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (= "RHEL") is from Red Hat Inc. Fedora (previously known as "Fedora Core") is Red Hat's free distro. Red Hat and Novell are competitors in the Enterprise market ...Husse wrote:On the other hand OpenSuse is the free version of RedHat.
Wrong. They are removing zenworks and that other management crap they introduced with OpenSUSE 10.1 ... smart was never ever an "official" core part of OpenSUSE, so they don't have to "remove" it. smart is a replacement for the abandoned "apt" (= apt4rpm) project that too was never ever a core part of (Open-) SUSE but was very popular amongst us users. Smart is better in many aspects than "apt4rpm" (but still quite a bit inferior especially speed-wise to the "apt" you'd find in Debian-like distros).hairy_Palms wrote: and as of opensuse 10.3 smart is being removed in favor of yast.
You're welcome. It's such a shame that they bloated yast with that zen-nonse so much. Instead they should have gone with smart, which is lean and mean in comparison. Smart being not "official" comes completely unconfigured, hence the need to add those channel lists manually.kenetics wrote:Thanks for the repository info, I can use it on my openSUSE, one of my 3 "keeper" os's.
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