You see a sign post up ahead it reads, "Welcome to RPM Hell"

Michael Lovell toelovell at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 13:21:59 MDT 2007


Steve wrote:
> Just a thought, maybe I'ld be better off grabbing a few VMware images
> and running them in VM player instead.  Has anyone tried developing
> using VMPlayer before and gotten satisfactory results?
>
> On 3/22/07, Steve <smorrey at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm not concerned with downloading and installing updates, my issue
>> was with those updates failing on a clean install on what I believed
>> to be a stable distro.
>>
>> Turns out I was wrong.
>> I'm downloading FC6 and will install that to see how it goes.
>>
>> On 3/22/07, Stuart Jansen <sjansen at buscaluz.org> wrote:
>> > On Thu, 2007-03-22 at 09:50 -0600, Steve wrote:
>> > > Still any ideas on how to dig myself out of dependency hell?
>> > > I mean are there any RPM tools yet that can auto-resolve
>> dependency issues?
>> >
>> > Stop using F7. Pup and Yum can auto-resolve dependencies, but they
>> > obviously depend on a sane RPM repository and Fedora makes no such
>> > promise when you're using a pre-release version.
>> >
>> > You should be using FC6. But do us all a favor, don't come back
>> > complaining when you have to install hundreds of updates after the
>> > install. Fedora works that way by design.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Stuart Jansen              e-mail/jabber: sjansen at buscaluz.org
>> >                            google talk:   stuart.jansen at gmail.com
>> >
>> > "However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at
>> > the results." -- Winston Churchill
>> >
>> >
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>>
>
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I have done some development and testing in VMware before. All I can say
is that it makes life a whole lot easier. You don't need to have
multiple physical machines or multiboot configurations. As far as the
machine running in VMware is concerned, it has its own hardware and is
on its own machine. There is probably a VM you can download from vmware
(http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/appliances/) that is already configured with
FC6 or whatever distribution you like.

Mike Lovell



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