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Maximum RPM: Taking the Red Hat Package Manager to the Limit

AuthorEdward C. Bailey Entered2000-12-26 00:19:54 by bcrowell
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SubjectQ.A - Mathematics. Computer science (operating systems)
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not "maximum" enough
by Ben Crowell (crowell09 at (change 09 to current year)) on 2002-09-22 16:56:58, review #201
Despite the title, this book is short, and I found it insufficient for my needs as a user. The book explains how to use the rpm command, but doesn't help at all with the problems I've actually encountered. For instance, I currently have a problem where some of my software wants one version of a library, some of my software wants another version, and rpm won't allow me to install them side by side. The book is silent on this point. This particular case involves two packages that have the same version number, but there is also of course the common situation where you have different software that requires two different major version numbers of the library. Again, there doesn't seem to be any practical advice in the book.

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