Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick

Only Debian doesn't suck monkey balls

SUSE may be one of the few distros to actually run AMD64 MySQL without crashing or hanging, but this really brings me back to 1998:
# wget
# rpm -ivh emacs-21.3-166.x86_64.rpm 
error: Failed dependencies:
        emacs-info is needed by emacs-21.3-166
        ctags is needed by emacs-21.3-166
        emacs_program is needed by emacs-21.3-166
I wish some commercial Debian would take off.

I hate RPM hell. This is why I left Redhat like, 6 years ago. Have I been using Linux for that long? Damn I'm old.

Yeahyeah, I know there's supposedly apt for SUSE, but it's not standard.

And I know there's yast2, but I don't have a damn username/password for it (yet). I tried "yast -i emacs" and after a dozen curses pages of prompts it says:

Insert 'SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 CD3'

Um, no, I'm remote... no can do.

I really just need to learn SUSE before I bitch more. I'm impatient and stuck in my Debian ways.

Why can't the default install/config of yast resort to the network if CD media isn't available? Debian, how I miss thee.
Tags: mysql, tech
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