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Re: [vox-tech] What's in RedHat 8.0
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Re: [vox-tech] What's in RedHat 8.0

begin Bill Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net> 
> On Fri, Oct 04, 2002 at 10:50:11AM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > i would _definitely_ without a doubt stay away from debian and gentoo.
> > cut your teeth elsewhere.  install redhat, mandrake or suse.  no doubt
> > in my mind whatsoever.
> I have a bone to pick with Mandrake.  I don't have any direct experience
> with the latest 8.x versions, but I've had to do a lot of tech support for
> people using them who are trying to use my software.
> More specifically, they're trying to install libraries and such
> (which are part of Mandrake; they're pulling them off the CDROMs!)
> and when they finally compile and try to run something, it dumps out a
> ton of library-related errors - typically about OTHER libraries not being
> found.

this happens.  about a year ago, the debian SDL libraries were a mess.
it just happens, and will blow over with updates.
> So at this point, everything looks happy.  Then they run my program and
> out come errors about missing libraries.  So they e-mail ME.

that's what tuxpaint.readme or tuxpaint.faq is for.   ;)


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