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Re: SuSE, Caldera, Connectiva and TurboLinux to do a new distribution togerther?

Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.org> writes:

> Jan-Hendrik Palic wrote:
>> In my opinion should every Linux distribution use apt-get or a port of
>> it for their package system. There is nothing as easy as installing
>> packages by apt-get or searchin with apt-cache.
>> I saw the apt-get port for RPM for RedHat from Connectiva. I was sitting
>> on a RedHat, and for the first look, it felt like a debian.... but only
>> for the first look.
> Yeah, we've had it in the LT office in KA.  It was quite confusing,
> apt-get install something and it says 'package not found', especially
> if you are 100% sure that the package exists because you're the
> maintainer.  Very confusing... 

  There is worse. You're quite sure that you'll never be able to upgrade
  from one RedHat release to another: dependencies of RPMs as so badly
  thought that you'll get tons of conflicting packages and RPM won't
  install anything. RedHat has never guarantied smooth upgrades
  between releases.

  The conclusion: APT doesn't work if it relies of bad quality packages.
  The good work Debian folks are doing on their packages is the real
  secret for APT's magic.

Jérôme Marant


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