Re: RPM (Was Re: Deity project schedule problems)
-> All right. Now we're seeing some real technical discussion of the
-> differences rather than just the usual "better dead than red" talk.
-> Maybe we can learn something.
-> The point I am making here is that we should all be clear on what is to
-> be gained and lost by sticking with dpkg/dselect. It's OK for us to stick
-> with it, as long as we understand our reasons for doing so, and those
-> reasons are more than just dogma.
-> Can you get your operating system fixed when you need it?
-> Linux - the supportable operating system. http://www.debian.org/support.html
-> Bruce Perens K6BP firstname.lastname@example.org NEW PHONE NUMBER: 510-620-3502
strictly from a "user's" point of view, the first time i ran 'dselect'
i found it to be one of the most confusing and non-intuitive interfaces
i've ever encountered. fortunately, as i understand it, dselect is
simply the front-end to 'dpkg', and 'dpkg' i find just as easy to use
as 'rpm'. knowing this, from a user's perspective, leave dpkg alone,
but overhaul dselect.
as far as the technical merits of dpkg vs rpm, i will refrain from
commenting since i don't know enough about the internals of either.
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