Re: Debian vs Red Hat??? I need info.
On Tue, May 16, 2000 at 11:24:50PM -0700, Steve Lamb wrote:
> On Tue, May 16, 2000 at 08:44:38PM -0700, David Lynn wrote:
> > I agree - dpkg and apt are great compared to rpm's. However, that's all
> > assuming that there are debian packages out there that are up to date
> > (which they're generally not). But this seems to be the only major
> > drawback I've found to Debian.
> I don't find this to be true. If you need the latest bleeding edge
> program, go with the unstable tree which has historically proven to be more
> stable than Red Hat Releases.
I can not comment on the stability, but it is not always the case that
unstable has the "latest bleeding edge" programs. I am using wxpython
(or python-wxwin in Debian language) and while version 2.1.15 has been
in used by a lot developers for a few weeks, the unstable version
of Debian is still 2.1.11. In the past I had to install rpm-packages
to get my hands on newer versions.
I am not blaming the Debian developer. He has helped me in the past to
try and eliminate some problems with the package. I know that Debian
development comes from volunteers and if I had some more time and
knowledge on this subject I would like to help with the development.
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