[LUNI] Microsoft loses 10,000 (so far) in Extremadura, Spain
dbasener at aurora.edu
Tue Nov 5 09:31:00 CST 2002
On Mon, 2002-11-04 at 17:14, Andrew Morrison wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-11-04 at 16:17, Larry Garfield wrote:
> > 1) User can add, remove, and upgrade software cleanly;
> > That includes adding and removing modules from larger programs, as well
> > as the system itself.
> Using red-carpet from Ximian accomplishes the adding/removing/upgrading
> of programs. Upgrading the system (ie kernel) from a "user" point of
> view should only be done by upgrading to stable releases of
> distributions, IMO.
My experience with Red Carpet has, perhaps, been a bit different than
yours. It is a nice idea and I used it for a while, until I realized
that using it effectively locked me into their set of releases.
Ximian, undoubtedly for some technical reason that I haven't fathomed,
nor do I care about, renames the RPMs so that your machine RPM data base
now records that such-and-such a file is associated with
PackageName.3.12.ximian-1.3 or some such notation. If I now get a
version of PackageName.3.13 from somewhere else, rpm chokes.
Now you could say "just stick with the Red Carpet releases", but
sometimes that isn't feasible if I need say SSL ASAP.
So I just gave up on them.
This was about a year ago, so perhaps things are different now.
"... be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi
System Administrator dbasener at aurora.edu
Aurora University 630 844 4889
More information about the luni