From: Waider (waider at domain waider.ie)
Date: Tue 25 Jun 2002 - 15:54:31 IST
Smith, Graham - Computing Technician wrote:
> I feel the need to mention Mandrake.. people forget
> that they started out releasing optimised versions for
> different chipsets - as well as the generic i386 they did
> specific i486, i586 and i686 iso's. All pre-compiled to
> your personal preference out of the box.. nice.
Ayup. RedHat provides per-processor compiles of the kernel and glibc,
which are probably the two most effective places to go for your
> I think people whinge about package dependancies
> and its often a buggy GUI frontend thats the problem
> rather than the underlying package management itself.
Well, not if the tool you're using /is/ the package manager :) To be
honest, I've not actually seen a tool that overdoes the dependencies for
RedHat. I've been irritated by tools that go the opposite direction,
i.e. they tell you there are dependencies but don't automatically
resolve them, but that's neither here nor there.
-- waider at domain waider.ie / Yes, it /is/ very personal of me
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