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

Michael L Torrie torriem at
Thu Mar 22 10:30:20 MDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-03-22 at 09:29 -0600, Steve wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> I want to test my application as broadly as possible.
> I have several machines running various and sundry distro's, including
> the Ubuntu family, some smaller unheard of distro's and a even a
> gentoo machine.
> Then I realized I don't have any RPM based distros currently running,
> (Suse, Redhat etc)
> So I downloaded and installed Fedora Desktop 7 last night.
> And much to my chagrin, my very first run through the update system
> (pup?), and no less than 15 "updates" were in conflict so of course
> the update completely failed out rather than offer potential
> solutions.

And you are running an unsupported, non-even-beta, developers-only
distro for what reason?

If you want to target an rpm-based distro, consider targetting CentOS 4
and the upcoming Centos 5.  This will give you compatibility FC3, 5, and


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