[Techtalk] Quirks of RH8 (was: Re: RH8--no gcc??)
nils at wombat.dialup.fht-esslingen.de
Tue Oct 22 16:53:56 EST 2002
Rebecca J. Walter said:
>> *wildly guessing* Given that SuSE likely would have named it something
>> like rpm404py, yes ;-). Trying to fit package names in 8+3 is a bit
>> too baroque for my taste. I'll have to ask my SuSE-colleague here in
>> the Lab about that whether they'll stick to this, though.
> i think the short names were dropped a few releases ago. even the 3
> letter series thingies are gone now.
> i'm saying this off-list because i'm not positive. :-)
I'm replying on-list because I just confirmed with my SuSE colleague that
they use in fact use long names (they possibly had it in the past so you
could install from DOS formatted floppies which is kind of a non-issue
nowadays). Ashes on my head and all that ;-). Anyway they seem to have
yelled louder when strange package names were given out ;-).
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