SuSE 10.1 Beta4: Smells Like a Bad Factory

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All precautions took, it installs well -- not before some hesitations from the "Expert Partitioner".

The new installer is barely usable, it should be considered a pre-alpha, or more of a proof-of-concept: after you install the system, you can't do much with it!

The installation sources can not be handled properly post-install. Be merry your initial installation is a success, because you'll not be able to use YaST for adding or removing packages afterwards!

Even worse, if you thought you'd use "Factory" sources (my preferences go here), Andreas Jäger warns you to forget about it:

We have received bugreports that our current installer does not handle the FACTORY ftp tree correctly and installs packages for other platforms. [Bug 151933 and Bug 151954].

The updater tries to do something, but will most likely fail afterwards:

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