Re: apt for suse 9.2
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 22:00:15 -0700
On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 15:27:24 +0100
peter <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Starting with a clean system is one reason it's worked well for me,
> I'm sure. Also I've been very conservative in the repositories I've
> added to my sources.list. I leave the kernel alone, for example.
I tend to agree with you. My system (the SUSE 9.2 one) was reasonable
clean. However, about the only repository I leave off is the kernel one.
I include most of the 'unstable' ones, as well, since I'm testing 9.2
and wanted to stress test a bit. So far, I can use apt, YaST/YOU, rpm
and source compiles (using 'checkinstall') and haven't run across any
real problems. YOU won't try to update something newer (it still says I
have updates available but doesn't select them based on version numbers)
and YaST and rpm see all the apt additions.
I'm pretty impressed, so far, especially since the first time I tried it
(back on SUSE 8.2) it really hosed my system (or rather, my
inexperienced *use* of it)! :-)
> And I haven't tried to do a full update either - just updated the
> stuff I wanted to update - either because I need a new version, or
> for security reasons.
Pretty much the same use, here. I hear of some interesting program,
either here in the ng or elsewhere, and I go do:
apt install nameOfInterestingProgram
and it often finds it and installs it and all dependencies.
I once *did* try the upgrade. I had SUSE 9.1 on this box and decided to
try 'apt upgrade', since I was planning on installing the 9.2 DVD
download, anyway. I don't think I will do *that* again! ;-) But it was a
fun experiment . . .
Kevin Nathan (Arizona, USA)
Open standards. Open source. Open minds.
The command line is the front line.
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