I guess the title might be a bit misleading, but I guess as this forum is called ‘coffee break’ anything is OK, right?
I’m new on this forum, new to OpenMandriva… not at all new to Linux though, but it has been a while since I’ve used it on the desktop.
I used to be a part of the Dutch mandrivaclub.nl forum, where we had our own repo with packages we created ourselves and off course the MCNLive ‘distro’ (which really was not much more than a preconfigured Mandriva installation with some stuff pretty well installed and configured out of the box). When the main developer of MCNLive stopped I gave it a shot and created MCNLive ‘Kris’ (2010). Seems like ages ago. Is there anything like MCNLive now?
Anyway, I have not used Mandriva for quite some time, haven’t even been using Linux on the desktop in between 2015-2020. Got a laptop from work with Fedora 31 which works quite well since January 2020.
Now I’ve setup an old pc at home to fiddle a bit with. Installed OpenMDV Lx4.0 on it since that was the latest release available from ftp.nluug.nl (found out later there ís an iso for 4.1 available, why is that not synced to mirrors like that?).
Installation went… not very smooth… fstab was f’ed up after installation. Had to fix that by hand to get it booting! Most users would have been done with it right there but I’d very much want to give OpenMDV a try. After that I tried to update it. The graphical updater didn’t even try… so I went to the terminal and did a ‘dnf update’. Yeah, that failed because of dependency issues (say what!? on a clean install!?). After the update I’m suddenly on 4.1, so that might explain something (though I still think this should be working without me having to ‘rpm -e --nodeps’ stuff to fix dependency issues).
Well, with that out of the way I must say Lx4.1 looks good! When searching for repo’s I found the graphical repo-picker tool which seems to work great! Nice!
Eager to find our what more you guys have been working on the past ten years or so.