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Updating your system the Smart way

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 170.215.110.118] on November 12, 2007 09:49 PM
I still have an occasional glitch in Mandriva (like LiquidWeather for SuperKaramaba) where it requires something that I cannot acquire via the normal software installer. In this case I'm hunting high and low for an MDV-RPM for PyQT. 99% of the time all is well. Frankly I'd rather have something like an AutoPackage or Windows installer where all of the dependencies are included with an installer and have Linux discard what was already installed. The initial download would be larger but I would be able to get what I needed the first time 'round. There is prob a good reason that it's done the way Mandriva does it but I don't know the answer. All in all though I am a VERY satisfied Linux user and have been for several years. I won't be paying any Microsoft taxes every again.

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