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Josh-D. S. Davis

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apt and rug and stuff, oh my!
Josh 201604 KWP
Ok... so some of the packages were from 2002
rug refresh, rug subscribe and rug update
This brought the system to almost vaguely current

Then I was able to install apt
Then I had to get new gnome-libs because ximian wanted db1 but db4 conflicted
so I put on the new version of gnome libs, uninst db1, then re-forced gnome libs

And I had to uninstall a stack of stuff that relied on nul-wine so I could uninstall nul-wine
I need to re-install the nodes6client for linux since I installed it on top before

I've been fixing various things that apt complains about (afs changed packaging, etc)

So apt is mostly happy, and so far *knock* *knock* *knock*, I have been able to sort out the packaging changes and conflicts.

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Apt is... hrm... semi-intuitive. makes me happy.
I was going to be seriously dissapointed otherwise.

However, they don't make it easy to transition to newer stuff... they say, nope, now you need to go to this OTHER distribution (Fedora Core 1) for the newer versions. They're not even THAT much newer. And the dependancies tie into the FC1 added to the version, rather than just the number. So then it requires the kernel at some point, which requires FC packages... uhg.

It's annoying, but oh well.

If people would just fucking coordinate, rather than going off on their own. I never do that. Really. Honestly... *nervous look*

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Wha? This IS IBM's supported distro. IBM Help supports sev 2-4, watson research provides back-end support for it.

The problem was that the people putting this stuff together SEEM to be old-hat (excuse the pun) and don't realize that only the commercial unicies enforce package/distro/version replacements from time to time.

My server at home has been repaired/reinstalled from backup a couple of times, but through all of the upgrades, I've not had to rebuild the system in 3+ years.

I don't know WHY they chose redhat. Too much cock sucking going on in the executive ranks I guess. Or too much crack being smoked behind the rack servers.

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