Looking to upgrade my system. Your thoughts?

Robert Spangler bms at zoominternet.net
Sat Mar 12 16:57:16 UTC 2005

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On Friday 11 March 2005 23:23, Pedro Fernandes Macedo wrote:

>  >| I'm looking to upgrade my system with the following;
>  >
>  >  Supposedly, yum does understand multilib.
>  Yes.. I use yum here and it works perfectly with multilib.

Sweet!  this is music to my ears.

>  >  - there is no 64-bit Flash plugin, so if you need Flash
>  >    you need to use a 32-bit browser
>  And no java plugin either ....

The question then becomes how important is it then.  I'm sure this is just 
around the corner as the use of the 64bit becomes more and more.

>  >  - I don't know whether ATI has made available proprietary X drivers
>  >    for x86_64.  So far, I have not been seduced by binary-only
>  >    drivers.
>  I think they have released a beta driver , since livna has a rpm for
>  x86_64 in the unstable dir.....

I'll have to look into this then.  Thnx

>  Livna is building the x86_64 packages again , but last time I checked ,
>  the repo wasnt yum capable yet , since they were still testing
>  most packages... (according to
>  http://bugzilla.livna.org/show_bug.cgi?id=355 )

Have to keep this in mind.  Maybe they could use some help in the testing 

>  As for the other repositories... I think all of them (now that livna is
>  building them back) have x86_64 packages... last time I checked,
>  dag , freshrpms and fedora extras already have x86_64 packages...


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