[nSLUG] ubuntu iso a dud

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Sun Feb 25 15:49:48 AST 2007

On 2/25/07, Mark Lane <lmlane at gmail.com> wrote:

> > The important thing is that you aren't missing out on anything
> > important by sticking with debian.  Red Hat and other RPM-based
> > distros are suffering from shortcomings of the RPM package manager.  A
> > new project to fix RPM has begun, but the transition is likely to be
> > painful.  As a user you don't need unnecessary annoyances from a
> > broken PM.
> Does that mean that apt-get can handle multilib environments now? Last
> I checked if you wanted to run a 64bit debian box you will have lots
> of extra trouble mixing 64bit and 32bit libraries because apt-get
> can't handle multilib dependencies.
> While RPM based distros have their problems so does debian.

The difference is that nobody was doing anything about RPM.  Debian
folks have discussed dpkg-2.0 and dpkg-multiarch, and some people
have done experimental implementations.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia


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