[SLE] 9.1 already legacy?
From: Roger Penn (poohbear_at_rogweb.com)
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 19:28:48 -0700 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since Red Hat imploded I decided it might be time to try something
different, rather than just automatically moving to Fedora. I settled on
SuSE and so far, for the most part, it's quite nice. Then I discovered
One of the first things I did was go to LiveJournal to download a new
client (since I went from a Gnome environment to KDE). When I tried to
install it, it gave me a page and half of unsatisfied dependencies.
Imagine that. The latest distro with all the bells and whistles, and
it's not enough to run a simple lj client. Huh.
But here's the thing I find really disturbing. I attempted to upgrade
openssl, and found that upgrading it would break just about everything
on the system. It seems the system requires libssl.so.0.9.7 - nothing
older, nothing newer. So that means any software written in the future
(using libraries that are newer than the exact version exptected) will
be unusable on my brand new SuSE 9.1 system. So my new system is already
legacy. What's up with that? Why can't things be written to require
version x OR NEWER?
Just my 2 cents worth. We now return you to your regularly scheduled
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