Re: How unstable is hamm?
>>"bleach" == bleach <wrl@BellSouth.net> writes:
bleach> As to a general opinion concerning stability, the hamm base
bleach> system has not given me any trouble. The problems that I have
bleach> seen are most often related to installing or further upgrading
bleach> I suppose that like about anyone that is cocky enough to
bleach> believe that they "know their way around Unix (and therefore
bleach> Linux)", I several times used "force" with dpkg or
bleach> dselect--and usually regretted it.
Heh. Yes, if you use "force", all bets are off.
bleach> What I am finding with hamm however is that dependencies are
bleach> often not correct and that it seems that you must aften force
bleach> dselect. This is definately an "uncomfortable" thing for me
bleach> now but unless there is something else that I am missing it is
That is not necesarrily the case. I run pure hamm (espescially
since I re-installed hamm after loosing my disk (due to mechanical
failure). I have 999 packages, done using dselect, all except the
following, which depend on elf-x11r6lib (which is gone now, these
packages are sadly out of date). Except for these 8 packages, no
"force" was used. And these are the only packages to show up on my
*** Opt contrib/ xosview Fun to watch CPU/network usage programme
*** Opt contrib/ xtar-smotif xtar - Motif front end for tar, with static libXm
*** Opt libs tk40 The Tk toolkit for TCL and X11 v4.0 - Run-Time Pa
*** Opt libs tk41 The Tk toolkit for TCL and X11 v4.1 - Run-Time Pa
*** Opt non-free xarchie X11 browser interface to archie
*** Opt non-free chimera X11 World-Wide Web Client
*** Opt non-free xforms-dev GUI Toolkit for X Window Systems
*** Opt non-free xforms0.86 GUI Toolkit for X Window Systems
I am sorry for your problems, but Hamm does work -- as long as
you don't second guess the system when you do not know what you are
doing. (ignoring dependencies on elf-x11r6lib is the only thing I'd
suggest is safe).
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