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Re: Why use Debian? Why not Red Hat?

minxu@scisun.sci.ccny.cuny.edu (Min Xu) writes:

> Second, debian can install rpms, but redhat can not install debs easily. 
I suppose you mean vial 'alien'?  That works equally well on any

--------------- snip -----------------
[pseelig]~ > alien
Usage: alien [options ...] file [...]
  file [...]                Package file or files to convert.
  -d, --to-deb              Generate a Debian deb package. (default)
  -r, --to-rpm              Generate a RedHat rpm package.
  -t, --to-tgz              Generate a Slackware tgz package.
      --to-slp              Generate a Stampede .slp package.
--------------- snip -----------------

> So, 
> in that sense, you have more choices when you are using debian.
I wouldn't really want to install automatically debianized .rpm's or
whatever on my Debian machines though... ;-)

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