I am using OpenSUSE 11.2 32 bit for my acer laptop 2420 and 64 bit for my Del Studio 17-in Laptop and Pentium extreme Quad core PC. I found that it could detect most devices in all the machines which is the positive side.
The negative side is that I found our old entries are missing which is highly disappointing. I could not find gnuplot (which is daily bread and butter), xmgrace, xv etc. We use linux in scientific community as it understands our requirements. It is difficult to digest all the reasons for excluding those entries. All the interest was given either to games or to web/server/IT prog development. Lot of people from scientific community enhanced LINUX to bring it to present shape and there should not be any reason to remove programs of their needs. Disgusiting.
Thanks for the reply. I installed from DVD. OSS repository comes into play if I download from Internet which I don’t want now. I want to install everything from DVD only. By the by, OSS and other repositories are enabled - I checked.
Well it’s most likely because they simply can’t fit everything on the DVD - gnuplot etc. are clearly included in the OSS repository.
You could make a mirror of the oss repo on a local server and install all files from there - that’s the best solution I can give you. The overall download for the entire repo + update is about 15GB (I make it myself everytime the distribution gets released).
I suggest you to check 11.2 first. Those packages I need can be installed automatically if you choose to install everything ZZZ which is not the default case. My desire is not to install everything automatically. My desire is that all those packages must be in DVD so that if required I can install them.
The disgusting thing is that without understanding my statement, you commented.
> Well it’s most likely because they simply can’t fit everything on the
> DVD - gnuplot etc. are clearly included in the OSS repository.
> You could make a mirror of the oss repo on a local server and install
> all files from there - that’s the best solution I can give you. The
> overall download for the entire repo + update is about 15GB (I make it
> myself everytime the distribution gets released).
I think his point is, he wants everything packaged so he has suggested
multiple-DVD’s, which I can see his point. OS used to ship many CD’s, as
the amount of open source materials increase it makes sense to package more
DVD’s. So OS has 2 install DVD’s instead of one. Eventually Blu-Ray will be
required. Not going to argue, just pointing out what may happen. It was
also a reason that I used to justify splitting the DE’s into separate
installations to reduce download size, particularly as each DE expands and
gains new applications of their own. The shoebox method will fail
eventually, or result in ‘left out’ or cherry picked applications. This
persons post only reflects what is already happening.