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Re: [SLUG] Distros
- To: Tom Massey <tmas5640@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Distros
- From: Anand Kumria <wildfire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Nov 10 03:01:11 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Thu, Nov 09, 2000 at 10:06:25PM +1100, Tom Massey wrote:
> Jason Rennie wrote:
> > > Debian. You know it makes sense
> > But i like rpm based distro's.
Feh. A poor reason indeed to pick a distro.
.deb: Debian, Corel, Storm and Progeny
.rpm: Redhat, Suse, Turbolinux, Mandrake, Connectiva
Yes there are plenty of smaller ones but you can see the
spread is fairly even. Pick on something more useful
like cost or licencing principles. Packaging format is
something that will become a non-issue eventually.
> You might like to give Mandrake 7.2 a go. Got all the features you
> wanted, and rpm based. And for Debianites who plead 'apt-get', I say
> 'urpmi' :-).
<URL: http://www.linux-mandrake.com/cooker/urpmi.html> and
It seems that having tools like apt is forcing some changes:
Mandrake supplies urpmi, RedHat has up2date, and 7+ contain
rhnsd (or similiar). Connectiva uses apt with Turbolinux and
Suse yet to show their hands.
Apparently apt 0.4 will roll in most of Connectiva's changes
too (APT was never tied to .deb it is basically a dependancy
solver/orderer and file fetcher). I'm betting one other will
take the APT direction.