Re: Debian is not a "main distro"?
On Wed, Sep 30, 1998 at 10:44:44AM +0100, Enrique Zanardi wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 30, 1998 at 02:37:50AM -0700, Joseph Carter wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 30, 1998 at 09:18:39AM +0100, Enrique Zanardi wrote:
> > > I guess the poster in COLA should check his numbers...
> > >
> > > As a side note, I would like to know what does Slackware offers that
> > > Debian doesn't... perhaps we should try to "market" our distribution to
> > > those old Slackware die-hards. Hey, I was one of those a long time ago. ;-)
> > Um, not likely.
> > "Me? Use a package manager? When hell freezes!"
> IIRC, they use "installpkg" to install a Slackware tgz. That does a
> "tar -xvzf" and then executes a script from /INSTALL . It would be the
> same as using "dpkg -i". Or they can do it the "hard way" (something
> ar -x package.deb
> tar -C /root -xvzf control.tgz
> tar -C / -xvzf data.tgz
What about a wrapper called installpkg, who will do the above :)