[ILUG] Suggestions for best 64 bit Linux distro?
paul at clubi.ie
Wed Jun 22 18:43:40 IST 2005
On Wed, 22 Jun 2005, John P. Looney wrote:
> RPM, as long as you don't install something with --no-deps, or
> install some flaky package off the web, it works wonderfully.
> Combined with apt or yum, it's as good as anything out there.
See, the kind of people who use gentoo are, at a guess, the same kind
of people who do silly things like 'rpm -i --force --nodeps XYZ.rpm'.
It's self-fulfilling that Gentoo users would complain about RPM being
utter crap, cause the exact same idiots who tell rpm "I know better
than you" would be attracted to a distro whose raison d'etre is
"we know better wrt <compiler flags, packaging, etc..>" (even when
> It would be nice if there was a "single source for RPM packages" that
> people could build packages, submit them to a maintainer, be flamed red
> for not adhering to LSB etc. - one killer advantage Debian and Gentoo have
> over RedHat, who are more into making it easy for everyone to make up
> their own package & let you download it from their webpage, with no Q&A at
Fedora Extras wants to do that.
There's also RPMForge, which the other RPM packagers are trying to
aggregate to (Dag, etc.).
Sadly, Fedora Extras people refuse to work with Dag, etc.
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