[nSLUG] Distributions and Dependencies

Joseph Dunn me at joedunn.com
Fri Feb 24 10:21:04 AST 2006


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Ferdora with Yum should handle dependency hell pretty well. I'm using
Centos 3.4 and yum is pretty good. Its no portage on Gentoo, but yum
gets the job done.

Cheers

Joe


Dop Ganger wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Feb 2006, David Potter wrote:
>
>> So... I'm ready to upgrade Fedora Core 3 to Core 4 and I'm bumping
>> into the package dependency wall.
>
> They still haven't fixed that? Deary me...
>
>> If I'm thinking of a new install, there's no reason not to consider
>> a new distribution... so I'm open for suggestions.
>
> Debian?
>
>> Is there a proper tool or approach to unravel the dependencies...
>
> apt handles the dependencies pretty well. When something is
> terminally hosed (eg, when I have extra repositories set up with
> conflicting versions of software) apt will do its best. Running
> through dselect, any conflicts remaining are displayed after dselect
> has tried to fix them for you.
>
> If you want to really get rid of dependencies, go with Slackware and
> compile everything from source. I'm too lazy to do that these days,
> though.
>
> Cheers... Dop.
>
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