[ale] Package Management System
jasonday at worldnet.att.net
Sat Jul 26 10:29:03 EDT 2003
On Sat, Jul 26, 2003 at 08:35:52AM -0400, James CE Johnson wrote:
> The only real pain in the butt is finding good, stable and up-to-date
> RPM repositories to feed to urpmi.addmedia.
This is exactly where Debian's apt-get is superior. I don't know if
Debian has more packages than SuSE (or Mandrake, RedHat, whatever), but
I would bet the number is pretty close. And remember, Debian has three
The stable distribution (Woody) is rock-solid. It would be hard to find
a more proven, stable distribution. It is kept very up-to-date with
security and bug fixes, but the versions are old.
The unstable distribution (Sid) is more bleeding edge, but it's
(obviously) not as proven. I've yet to have a problem with the unstable
My biggest complaint with apt-get is that all packages are built for the
i386. But that's what gentoo is for :)
Jason Day jasonday at
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