On 07/13/2011 04:06 AM, JoergJaeger wrote:
> Well, true. I do wonder, however, why libs get tied to a program. As i
> followed the dependencies you need to have a particular program as well.
> Even though you may never use it.
> May i ask why that is?
> Like i said, i just like to get a grasp on the concept.
here is the concept: a group of folks decide what, of the (literally)
thousands and thousands of available applications, utilities and
whatnots gets included in an openSUSE release.
and, they make that release available to all who wish to use it (or just
try it)… note: “all who”
now, some of those all folks come here (or to the mail list/irc) after
a few days all bent out of shape because his or her favorite application
was not included in a default Live CD (or DVD, or network) install…
and, that is even when the both the DVD and CD image has zero spare
room…and, even after connecting to the repos and accepting all the
updates, pull ins, and packmans…
now, imagine how much more stuff you would have in your system that
you didn’t ever use if everyone of those all got their way and had
their most used, most loved and most needed application built into a
see, there are thousands and THOUSANDS of folks who just don’t
understand why any openSUSE default install does not include a full
developer pattern (so you can config/make/install anything) and a full
so, your task, as one of the all is to see what you have that you
don’t want and will never use, and don’t install it…
you have that option during the initial install…also, you have the
option to add your favorites to the initial install…easy peasy…
if you click on the software link in my sig you will see the things i
have added or deleted…many of those choices where made during the
initial install…easy peasy…
here is the bottom line: no group selection of software can possibly
include everything any particular user wants or needs, and nothing else.
on the other hand this is free and open source software, and you are
FREE to mix and match at will.
openSUSE, the BMW of operating systems!