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Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Re: Linux Updates

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  • highskywhy@yahoo.de
    Sa Mär 09 13:19:41 2013 Good afternoon Thank You for help. ... was just ... dependency ... * Is the best way if the updates does make problems with the os to
    Message 1 of 20 , Mar 9, 2013
      Sa Mär 09 13:19:41 2013
      Good afternoon
      Thank You for help.
      > >
      > > Yeah, that would be what I consider the bad luck part. My point
      was just
      > > that relying on a distribution's repositories is not the only option
      > > available for installing software in linux - That's what the comment I
      > > responded to seemed to be saying. There are often ways around
      dependency
      > > issues if a program is wanted bad enough - at least that has been my
      > > limited experience.
      > >
      >
      > Well my limited experience began in 1996 for Linux. For the first 6
      > years I ran Linux I mainly used Slackware too. Back then Slackware
      > wasn't known for its strong package management either. It was a great
      > system, simple enough anyone could hack around with it, solid enough it
      > was predictable out of the box too. But once you started adding to it on
      > your own then things quickly got very difficult to keep up with.
      >
      > By 2001 I'd given that life up for the much easier RPM method of dealing
      > with things. That was a golden era then, full of promise, and hope for
      > the future. Then Red Hat became a publicly traded company, but that is a
      > story for another time ...
      >
      > Anyhow, be careful what you want, you just may get it, then come to
      > realize it isn't worth the trouble after all.
      >
      > Fact is there is a reason every distribution uses virtually the same
      > scheme of package management that keeps track of versions, dependencies,
      > and files today. Because no one really wants to do that on their own. It
      > is in a word drudgery. It is dull, boring, tedious, and hard too! But
      > most of all it is ultimately a waste of time. Duplication of effort
      > always is.
      *
      Is the best way
      if the updates does make problems with the os
      to download a new iso-file and install Linux again
      or is there a cleaning procedure?

      Regards
      Sophie
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