Thread: I take it all back, debian rocks
January 15th, 2002, 04:18 AM #1
I take it all back, debian rocks
I just managed to install debian woody on a work machine & its great
I did a very basic install & then used apt-get to install everything
else I wanted.
Debian package managment is great, I really like this distro now I have
got used to it a bit.
This post comes from the text based browser w3m, so if its a bit messed
up I apologise (I forgot to install X ).
January 15th, 2002, 05:24 AM #2
Your post looks fine.
While Debian may be slightly superior in package management than RPM based distros. the "RPMs" seem to have the lions share of the commercial Linux market, and with Debians strict adherance to opensource/GNU guidelines I seriously doubt that they can muster any real competition to the big player (s).
Hey, but it's still Linux so more power to ya!
January 15th, 2002, 12:04 PM #3
YEA!!!! coolness!!! debian is *sweet*Odds are very good there are several spelling mistakes in this post.
January 15th, 2002, 12:09 PM #4
Well I don't think Debian was ever looking for world domination but despite that it always appears near the top of any poll/servey of Linux. Hopeing to install it on my rig sometime soon. Actually found it straight forward enough to install in the past. Let you know what was happening.
January 15th, 2002, 12:18 PM #5
i think apt and rpm will merge ion the not too distant future, dpkg (debian packge tool) may have a better database setup, but RPM is way ahead. besides, it is apt than makes the debian package tool great, not dpkg in itself.Odds are very good there are several spelling mistakes in this post.
January 15th, 2002, 06:01 PM #6
Still using Debian & really getting into it
I just apt-get installed X which worked like a dream. I also grabbed fluxbox & a few other apps like gimp.
Currently compiling a newer kernel & tweaking.
Also w3m is an excellent text based web browser. The formatting of techIMO was great (except that the forum / gallery buttons etc are just called click ).
As for RPM's, well i guess they are a matter of taste. Personnally I hate them & would rather install from source. That doesn't mean I think they shouldn't exist, just that they don't suite me.
January 15th, 2002, 06:42 PM #7
Hey Eddy tell us hopw you really feel!! that you would rather chew off you own leg rather than use RPMs!Odds are very good there are several spelling mistakes in this post.
January 15th, 2002, 06:48 PM #8
How you doing? I am suffering in the middle of audit hell at work
Why anyone would use RPM's is beyond me, you lose the flexibility of compiling from source code & retain all the potentially infuriating dependency problems. But each to their own
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