[CentOS] A minor beef

Sam Drinkard sam at wa4phy.net
Fri Nov 25 22:46:10 UTC 2005

Bryan J. Smith wrote:

>On Fri, 2005-11-25 at 13:10 -0700, Collins Richey wrote:
>>I haven't experience repository hell, at least not in the single
>>instance of retrieval hell I cited for CentOS yesterday, with Ubuntu.
>And what repositories are you using outside of Ubuntu's repositories?
>I assume you're just using Ubuntu's official repositories, because they
>include all sorts of things that CentOS does not.
>You don't get repository hell from just the official project's
>repositories.  You start experiencing repository hell when you add
<much drivel snipped>


    I think what Collins was attempting and, in my book did so very well 
after the 2nd round of responses indicates that the whole problem is of 
a mechanical nature, just as he stated.  You can't obtain *anything* if 
the connection is not there, whether it be legal, illegal, a port, a 
binary, a source or anything else.  The circuit lets him down.  That was 
pretty obvious.  He also stated in his post that he did not have a 
solution, but wondered if adding equipment would help.  I don't know how 
in the world these simple topics get so convoluted and involved when a 
simple statement and observation are made.  Others may or may not have 
connectivity problems such as he.  I have seen my share of connectivity 
problems myself, but if it does not work this time, I wait and try again 
later.  There is *nothing* in the whole CentOS distribution that I 
*have* to have immediately.  Maybe nice, but the world is not going to 
stop if I don't get it.

    Collins, I hope I didn't misquote your initial post, but it was 
pretty simple for me to see it was a connectivity issue, and not at all 
related to repositories, ports, and sources.

'nuff said......


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