[nSLUG] ubuntu iso a dud

Mark Lane lmlane at gmail.com
Sun Feb 25 16:36:20 AST 2007

On 2/25/07, George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

I wouldn't say nothing. RPM is continually being updated and improved
as is dpkg. Most of RPM's problems are introduced by poorly created

Mark Lane, CET <lmlane at gmail.com>


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