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Re: That ole Livna Problem/That ole VLC Problem



On 16/01/2008, Kam Leo wrote:
>
> Karl 's problem(s) with using multiple 3rd party repositories is not
> singular.

It pretty much is. Many--if not all--of his "issues" are
self-inflicted. Even if his age may be true, he's still a typical user
who messes with his installation and when seeking for help (or blaming
the developers) only tells half the story.

> He is just more vocal about it.

That's true. Every second of his mails sounds negative and
pessimistic. But the overall message is weak. The picture of somebody
who does crap to his installation is dominant.

> "Dependency Hell" has been around for a long time.

So? It's history for the majority of users, because nowadays they use
package tools. And even a few years back, you could avoid dependency
hell easily with the help of "rpm --aid ..." and the redhat-rpmdb
package already. And even without such help, knowing that you could
install/updates multiple packages _at once_ was something some vocal
people ignored. It was easier to screem "dependency hell".

> Apparently very little has changed since FC-3.

It would be much worse if RPM packages did not contain a list of dependencies.


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