Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] A little scared of Debian, was Fresh PC waiting for basic installation - Advice?
From: Marv Smoak (smoak_AT_mis.net)
Date: Sat Jul 10 2004 - 00:38:01 EEST
Frank Barknecht wrote :
> eviltwin69_AT_cableone.net hat gesagt: // eviltwin69_AT_cableone.net wrote:
> > On Fri, 9 Jul 2004 14:50 , anahata <anahata_AT_treewind.co.uk> sent:
> > >Initially yes. Once it's all working, Debian's the package management
> > >system is far more bullet proof than rpm.
> > This is why Planet CCRMA uses apt-get for their RadHat distribution.
> apt != dpkg !
> CCRMA uses apt to check dependencies or rpm packages, which still
> are a bit different from deb packages.
> debs have a stronger enforcement of dependencies, which is a love or
> hate thing, because managing all this can be very difficult for users.
> dpkg ensures that the system always is in a clean state, provided the
> packages were built correctly.
> The difficulties of handling debs lead to the development of apt,
> which just is a tool to resolve dependencies prior to package
> installation. (Try "apt-get -s install something")
> Regarding user friendly installation of Debian: I consider ease of
> installation an very overvalued factor. How often do you install a
> Linux system? This isn't Windows. I installed my main Debian system
> about six or seven or more years ago using Debian 1.2 and a pre-2.x
> kernel. This system has followed me over lots of harddisks, CPUs and
> mainboards and kernels, constantly upgraded with pure dpkg and later
> Clean package management is much, much more important than ease of
> installation, and Debian simply has the most robust package management
> there is. (Maybe beaten by Gentoo, but I'd like to do other work
> besides compiling, too. ;)
> I'd strongly recommend Debian.
Are deb packages available for kernels/rpms in the Planet CCRMA collection?
And what else is better from a system setup/maintenance point of view?
I've been curious about debian lately,
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