Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] A little scared of Debian, was Fresh PC waiting for basic installation - Advice?
From: Jan Depner (eviltwin69_AT_cableone.net)
Date: Sat Jul 10 2004 - 03:39:20 EEST
On Fri, 2004-07-09 at 12:36, 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.
I simply meant that you didn't have to go and get rpm's. As far as
dependencies go Planet CCRMA handles all that. I used to do it brute
force but I really like what Fernando has done with the planet.
> 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
My first install was 0.99 kernel in 1993, no distros at that time -
that was a PITA ;-) You're right though, unless you're administering
many systems it's a one shot deal.
> 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. ;)
The planet is just push button so far. I haven't had any problems
loading anything even when I want the latest and load from source (very
seldom - last time was testing TAP plugins for Tom). I set up a system
for my drummer so he could use Ardour and it hasn't been online for 6
months. I went over to his place today because his Windoze box died and
he wanted to put the Linux box online. Two commands and he was up to
I'm not Red Hat centric - I think any distro is probably fine. It's
just that I am very impressed with the work that Fernando has done with
the planet. It's the fastest, simplest way to set up a Linux DAW that I
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