Was it Nick Murtagh who wrote on Wednesday 06 February 2002 14:01:
>> You've got fonts that _crash_ applications? How did you manage that?
> I've never seen that with Mandrake or any distro.
Try the Chinese big 5 fonts with Mandrake. Use drakfont to open them. Ditto
for ISO 10646 fonts on Mandrake 8.0, may be fixed in 8.1.
>> > 4. You are one of the percentage meeting the above two requirements that
> > they work for.
> > Otherwise they're too much scripting, and too little common sense.
>> Mind you I've found the Mandrake configurator type things to be better than
> yast or yast2 (which i haven't seen since SuSE 7.0, but it sucked back
> then) and what ever crappy thing redhat use (linuxconf, haven't used that
> since 6.2).
I'll give them that much. What they have done is lumber you with so many of
them - rpmdrake, Update Manager, Linuxconf, kpackage, gnomerpm, all doing
more or less the same thing - adding options to an 'rpm' command.
>> Hopefully the fonts thing will be fixed in 8.2 (which is in beta at the
There is always hope at the beta and RC stages. Then someone pulls the rug,
they drop what doesn't work (e.g. reiserfs, supermount) and release it. I sat
on a crashtester's list for a year with them.
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