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Re: How long to setup a new system?

 I found ubuntu pretty neat with its online repositories. however, it won't 
help much when you need to install a system in exile island. fedora 
installer dvd + fedora extras would be better off. 


On Jan 29, 2008 9:02 PM, Kristian Erik Hermansen < 
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> On Jan 29, 2008 5:59 PM, David Kramer <[hidden email]> wrote: 
> > Because no one Fedora repository (livna, atrpms, freshrpms..) has 
> > everything I needed, I ended up with some nasty conflicts that took me 
> > close to three hours to resolve.  Following the assorted mailing lists, 
> > it's clear there are frequent battles between atrpms and livna that 
> > leave packages compiled with different options, or broken out 
> > differently.  I even found packages with dependencies that weren't even 
> > anywhere in the repository. 
> > 
> > Then you have the problem of kernel updates in the fedora repositories 
> > where the matching kmdl packages don't get updated for days, or ever. 
> > My server depends on quite a few of these, and it's a real bummer to 
> > have to check my hand that all the ones I need are available before I 
> > can upgrade my kernel. 
> > 
> > It disappoints and frustrates me to no end that these issues have 
> > affected Fedora and other distros for years, and it doesn't appear to be 
> > getting better.  If anything pushes me away from Fedora, it will be 
> this. 
> > 
> > 
> > Ugh. Sorry for the rant.  It was a long night. 
> It's OK.  I feel your pain.  That's why I use Ubuntu.  The official 
> repositories have pretty much everything I need.  The only exception 
> being libdvdcss, but Ubuntu provides a script that easily pulls down 
> the package, should you require it :-) 
> -- 
> Kristian Erik Hermansen 
> "Know something about everything and everything about something." 
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