Fedora core 5 will (temporarily) break non-GPL modules
Posted Mar 20, 2006 17:44 UTC (Mon) by bogado
In reply to: Fedora core 5 will (temporarily) break non-GPL modules
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I went to ubuntu after reading so much good reviews about it. And while I found it very good, if your need are those of the bundled set of features it stinks when you want to develop and lack the knowledge on debian systems.
First you have to install a compiler, so far so good the ubuntu site has a FAQ about it and with a single command you're there. But then when you start using the compiler you discover that you have to install every single development library by hand, in fedora you choose "gnome-development" in the installation and voila you have all the devel libraries you need for gnome-development. Ubuntu don't seem to have this choice, or if it have it is not easy to find.
Well, after a few days of happily using ubuntu I discovered that I don't have the man pages for the Xt* functions. I research the ubuntu site and discover a bug for this, it turns out the developer forgot to pack them. Well it is only human to forget and I understand that, but the solution description in the bug makes me very anoyed "fixed in Dapper". So this means that I have to wait until the next release of the distribution to get a simple fix to a "I forgot to package some man pages" bug??? Oh come on, fixing this bug is not going to afect any other part of the system, and it is very anoying to people that need those man pages, as I do (unfortunaly I may add).
So after a few other problems involving installing development packages with the "great apt-get and dpkg" (irony indented) I am going back to fedora, at least they do fix their bugs in a timely fashion. :-P I still like ubuntu, and I am going to install it for a friend that wants to test linux, since he is not a developer, and have more basic needs I think ubuntu will be just the distribution for him. :-)
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