[maemo-developers] N770 OS2007 hacker edition made it to the title page of Linux Weekly News

From: Laurent GUERBY laurent at guerby.net
Date: Fri Apr 13 00:53:18 EEST 2007
Thanks for the link.

I saw no correction of the statement on the first article:

"The really bad news showed up with some of the other interesting
packages, such as vim and gnumeric. The application manager will happily
download the packages before popping up a window which says:

Unable to install: some application packages required for the
installation are missing.

Such a message would perhaps have been acceptable ten years ago on some
distributions. One would not expect to see it on a Debian-based system
in 2007. There is no excuse for an "application manager" which is unable
to handle dependencies anymore."

Given that's just some misconfigured/misdocumented third party repo/deb,
you can get those messages in any deb/apt based Linux current
distribution so that's quite unfair to the "app manager" application.



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