I'm thinking Yoper is not ready for prime time or maybe I'm not ready for Yoper.
Just loaded Yoper 3.0.1 on my test box which already had Kubuntu and Debian loaded. I gave Yoper its own partition, but it promptly destroyed my MBR, and I can't boot my other systems any more.
Here are some other thorns in my side.
(1) During the install, I noticed that Yoper fdisk seems to be confused about partition types. The types displayed are +1 from the current type.
(2) It loads this nagware called KlamAV and I just can't find a GUI that makes it go away. You would think that they would be kind enough to ask if I wanted some stinkin' virus software. Yes, I tried to get rid of it with KPackage, and it just won't go away.
(3) I try this: Settings>Internet & Network>Network Settings and get this:
Your Platform Is Not Supported
With a long list of system types. Of course Yoper 3.0.1 is not in the list. But Yoper 2.2 is. WTF?
(4) I open the System>Smart Package Manager, and I get the cute message
(-) Configuration is in readonly mode.
I'm logged in as root, WTF? The error message graphics are nice, though. They remind me of the old apple Mac... the one that had what sounded like a knife sharpener. The Macs would do a similar thing, albeit in black & white. They would throw up the same kind of message with the picture of a round black bomb with a lit fuse. Very nice.
(5) KInfo tells me it can't read the SAMBA configuration file (smb.conf), but I can see my shared Windows network locations.
But I'll say this about Yoper, it's fast. You get your MBR blown away and the bomb in no time at all! The desktop is very responsive. Sure would be nice if it were a more functional implementation. There's something missing here with the KDE integration.
So I registered on the yoper.com forum. It's been hours, and no verification email. I'm guessing they're running the board with Yoper, and the board registration isn't exactly integrated with the email system just yet. What's it take, a sendmail()? So I'm hoping someone here will read this and possibly help.
If I spent more than a half hour with Yoper, I got this feeling I would find lots more problems. But I've had enough. Here's my question. How do I get my Debian and Kubuntu boots back? I sure hope my old systems are still there.
Thanks in advance.