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Mandriva 2006

Postby linuxgirlie » Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:44 am

For us few who own a Mandriva account the latests edition 2006 is now available to download!! Have it going at home right now so by this evening I should have a lovely new Mandriva box :lol:

My brush with suse was interesting but using Yast and the akwardness of installing and upgrading packages will be a thing of the past, maybe I will give it a go again some time in the future....
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RE: Mandriva 2006

Postby Rhakios » Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:05 pm

Just as a matter of interest, why did you find installing and updating packages on SuSE more difficult than on Mandriva? Admittedly urpmi is easier to use from the command-line than YaST, but I've not found much functionally different from the GUI perspective.
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RE: Mandriva 2006

Postby linuxgirlie » Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:56 am

Well it was just the fact that if I clicked on an rpm it would open up this stupid window that said did I want to install it with yast or put the path into yast. When I clicked on install with yast nothing would happen!! If I did the other one I would then have to go into yast, find the package and then install it. With mandriva its just one click, put in root password and then done.
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RE: Mandriva 2006

Postby Rhakios » Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:43 pm

Hmm, I suppose that would be a bit annoying. I never just clicked on rpms like that, and when not using YaST I have always tended to use kpackage, which I rather like.
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RE: Mandriva 2006

Postby overflow » Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:38 pm

linuxgirlie wrote:When I clicked on install with yast nothing would happen!!
Something was wrong with your set-up. I've used that same process dozens of times to install stuff with no trouble.

It might have been worth starting the whole process from a console window to catch any odd messages.
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