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Re: Debian vs Red Hat??? I need info.

Dpkg beats RPM hands down for anyone who has to actualy administer a
number of boxes and wants everything as automatic as possible (for

As far as being able to customize the distro - go all out.  You can of
course edit config files at the "vi" level ;)  There are also tools to
take the administration of a large number of machines to an even higher

I don't know if the mass installs is a possibility.  I imagine it depends
on your idea of an automated install.


On Tue, 16 May 2000, Jeremy Hansen wrote:

> I'm a long time Red Hat user.  Basically the company I'm working for is
> currently using Red Hat but for some reason they're considering switching
> to Debian.  I personally don't have any experience with Debian abd
> honestly I'm open to anything but I was hoping for some positive feedback
> from people who have used both Red Hat and Debian.  My main interests are:
> Dpkg vs RPM
> 	Both managability and build packages.  I have heard a lot
> 	of "good things" about dpkg.
> Customization of the distro
> 	We do a lot of customization to our distro.  Can this easily
> 	be done with debian?
> Autoinstall (Red Hat's kickstart)
> 	This is also something fairly important.  We need this as we do a
> 	lot of mass installs.
> Thanks
> -jeremy
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