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Re: smart package mgr question?



On Saturday 30 September 2006 21:46, norm wrote:
>On Sat, 30 Sep 2006 15:44:12 -0400
>
>Gene Heskett <gene heskett verizon net> wrote:
>> On Saturday 30 September 2006 15:45, Claude Jones wrote:
>> >On Sat September 30 2006 3:17 pm, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> >> Greetings all;
>> >>
>> >> I just ran smart pkg mgr on my FC5 lappy, and any cups I click
>> >> on claims it will downgrade 3 packages if I exec it.  What the
>> >> heck?  Yumex doesn't seem to have that problem.
>> >
>> >SMART is doing what it's supposed to do. It offers an upgradeable
>> >file, but, because all the mirrors haven't caught up, or because
>> >someone forgot to update a spec file, or because I forgot to
>> >take my meds this am, SMART is warning you that it will have to
>> >downgrade two other packages in order to upgrade the first -
>> >sometimes, that can be very useful. Yumex can't get that
>> >sophisticated, and just returns a failed dependencies error in
>> >the same situation.
>>
>> Well, yumex is doing it, 168 megs worth of updates, seemingly without
>> developing a tummy ache.
>>
>> >now - 'bout those meds.....
>>
>> Yeah.  Can I recommend Noni Juice?
>>
>> >--
>> >Claude Jones
>> >Brunswick, Md, USAI
>
>Ran Smart Package Manger once and never again.  I had to reload many of
>the applications I prefer to use after smart  package decide to remove
>them.  The worst thing was it decide to force the issue on the
>gnome/kde debate.  Smart Package decide I was not to use gnome removed
>it and loaded kde for me instead.  In the end I had such a mess that
>the best thing to do was a full reinstal.
>Norm

Humm, now that doesn't sound exactly like a ringing recommendation for 
whats supposed to be, and is being sold as, the next generation package 
manager.

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