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Re: How to "make install" apt?



On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 9:46 PM, Boyd Stephen Smith
Jr.<bss@iguanasuicide.net> wrote:
> In <366c6f340909011922j6ee2f14craa88c89453211f32@mail.gmail.com>, Peng Yu
> wrote:
>>I am only interested in the source packages but not the compiled
>>packages. My understanding is that the source codes of any give
>>package (the same version) in redhat and debian should be the same. Am
>>I correct?
>
> No.  Both Debian and RedHat are willing to add patches to upstream source code
> to better integrate the software with their distribution.  For example, 'git
> commit' defaults to "vi" in the upstream source, but to "sensible-editor" in
> the Debian source.
>
>>I also heard that debian has more packages than redhat. Is it correct?
>
> I think so, but packages don't always correspond 1-to-1.

Then, there should be not a big problem if I use Debian source on RedHat, right?

Regards,
Peng


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